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How sunscreen works

It’s important to protect your skin from the harsh and damaging rays of the sun. Sunscreen is one of the best forms of sun damage protection for your skin, when used regularly you can have better looking skin that has been shielded from the harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. If you choose to not use sunscreen your skin can suffer from irreversible damages caused by these harmful rays or even worse from a painful sunburn.

Sunscreen can be found in several forms such as lotions, creams or sprays which should be applied liberally to every inch of your skin. Even though you may think that your skin hidden underneath your clothing is well protected from the sunshine, the sun can still permeate through your clothing and impact your skin. It’s also important to note that you should apply sunscreen at least one-half to one full hour before going out in the sun as the sunscreen needs time to soak in to your skin fully for it to be effective.

It is highly recommended that you use sunscreen every day, and reapply multiple times throughout the day, as a means of protecting your skin from sun damage. Sun Damage can reveal itself in the form of sunspots, wrinkles, sun damage and other skin conditions which can also include skin cancer such as melanoma. The regular use of sunscreen is one the best defenses you can use when it comes to protecting your skin.

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