Welcome to the blog! In my post today, I’m going to be covering sun safety so that you can be healthy all summer long. I know we’ve always heard our parents say “Don’t forget your sunscreen!” But do you know WHY it’s something we hear stressed so often?
How to apply:
When putting on your sunscreen, you need to find the way to apply that is best for you. I recommend using a spray on or cream sunscreen on your arms, legs, neck and part in your hair. For your face you can either use a cream sunscreen, or you can get a sunscreen stick to gently rub on your face. Don’t forget to apply a thin amount of sunscreen to the part in your hair too.
What to apply:
When choosing the right sunscreen for you, it can be extremely difficult to know what to use! Even after you decide on whether to get a cream or spray it is hard to know what brand to use and what strength.
While I don’t want to endorse or downcast on any company in particular I do want to say to choose your sunscreen wisely. You may want to do a quick Google search on a sunscreen before you buy it. Some ingredients in sunscreen have been linked to skin cancer so do some digging before you head to the store.
As far as strength, in every bottle of sunscreen is a number called an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) that tells you how strong the sunscreen is. The higher the number the stronger the sun protection. The darker your skin naturally is, the less SPF you will need.
Why to apply:
When our skin get burnt it doesn’t feel good. The burnt area typically gets red and itchy and can cause large and uncomfortable blisters. It’s just no fun to be burnt. But the real trouble with getting burnt is unseen and it can remain unseen for years to come. Every single time that you get burnt, the burnt area is put at a higher risk for skin cancer. Now, getting burnt doesn’t automatically mean that you will eventually get skin cancer in that area but it does significantly raise your chances. A chance that I don’t want to take.
Thanks for reading. I hope you stay happy and healthy all summer long!