Sun Protection 101

I wish I had worn sunscreen. Now the damage is done. While the effects of the sun’s damaging rays are visible, it is never too late to protect yourself. To reduce sun damage wear sunscreen every day and follow these tips when going outdoors.

Why should I protect my skin against UVA/UVB rays?

You know you have to protect yourself from UVA/UVB rays, but not necessarily why. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply and cause wrinkling, lines and leathering of your skin. The UVB rays cause sunburn. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it protects against both UVA/UVB rays.

Reduce the risk of melanoma by half

A recent study showed that using sunscreen reduced the risk of developing melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, in half.

Anti-aging effects of sunscreen

Australian researchers have found that those who wear sunscreen daily showed 24 percent less skin aging than those who don’t wear sunscreen.

Why should I protect my skin against UVA/UVB rays?

You know you have to protect yourself from UVA/UVB rays, but not necessarily why. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply and cause wrinkling, lines and leathering of your skin. The UVB rays cause sunburn. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it protects against both UVA/UVB rays.

Reduce the risk of melanoma by half

A recent study showed that using sunscreen reduced the risk of developing melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, in half.