Feb 25, 2014

Keep Your Sunscreen Handy and Avoid Skin Damage

womenandperspectives.com -Skin cancer has become one of the most dangerous health threats people face these days, and that does not even take into consideration the age spots, dryness and wrinkles that also occur. Unprotected exposure to the sun can cause more damage to skin than anything else, so people should always make sure their skin is protected from over-exposure by clothing or sunscreen. The harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun are the cause of most skin damage, and it is important to remember that sun damage not only ages the skin, but may also cause skin cancer. Melanoma is an extremely dangerous type of skin cancer, and it is often fatal if not treated in time.

The information panel on most sunscreen containers will say the product is waterproof; it will probably need to be reapplied every few hours if the wearer is swimming or perspiring a lot. It is also important to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor that is high enough to protect the wearer. It is very important to purchase the best broad spectrum sunscreen to protect against both UVA and UVB radiation, and people who have fair skin need to wear a sunscreen that has a SPF of at least 30 or more.

While the most dangerous hours to be out in the sun are in the middle of the day, sun protection should be worn every day, all day long and every day of the year. While the weaker winter sun does not feel hot to the skin, damage can still occur to unprotected areas. Considering the busy lives most people live these days, it is easy to leave home without thinking to first apply sunscreen. One way to solve this problem is to keep a small bottle of sunscreen in a convenient location such as a purse, automobile or at work. 

Everyone knows that products are more economical than those packaged in smaller sizes, but having a large bottle of sunscreen handy when it is needed could be very inconvenient. There is now a relatively new concept of refillable sunscreen bottles that solves this dilemma, so the smaller travel size bottle can be easily refilled from the bulk sized bottle. However, it is important to note that any refillable sunscreen bottles be FDA approved to prevent the quality of the contents of being compromised.

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