Summer is fast approaching and with most people wanting to spend some time in the sun it is important for us to use certain products to protect our skin from harmful ultraviolet rays that may cause severe damage in the long run. The number of cases with regards to people contracting skin cancer has been slowly increasing over the years. Plus, there are various harmful products that have caused extensive damage to our ozone layer adding to the risk of having skin cancer for people who frequently expose themselves to the sun.
It is but natural for many of us to lounge in the sun after spending a considerable amount of time hibernating during the cold winter days. We, ladies especially want to run off to the nearest beach to get that summer tan we have long been wanting.
Before you put on your bikini for a hot day at the beach, you have to pause for a moment and think about certain issues that have gotten women all over the world very concerned. Studies have indicated that the occurrence of melanoma among women especially beyond their 30s is increasing. This cancer is a result of a woman’s exposure to the sun during her early years, teens and during her 20s. UV light causes mutations in the DNA of the body leading to formation of tumor and cancer. Also, exposure to the sun is the major cause of the occurrence of dreaded wrinkles.
Anti-oxidants like vitamins E and C have anti-aging attributes and helps prevent cancer. You can find in the market sunscreens and lotions that contain anti-oxidants to help protect and keep skin healthy.
Sunscreen is very important to apply if you expose yourself to the sun. But for people who are in for some sweat during these hot summer days, the mixture of certain outdoor elements and sweat can easily wear off your sunscreen. Look for longer wearing sunscreens to have protection from ultraviolet rays all the time. Reapplying sunscreen every two to three hours would be most ideal.
You can also find a lot of make-up and cosmetic products that contain sunscreen protection ranging from powders, foundation, eye shadow, blush and even lipstick. Cream blush can stand up better towards sweat and also easily blends with sunscreen.
Summer is a time of fun and relaxation and we should enjoy every moment of it. While having some fun in the sun, protect your skin with products containing sunscreen features to keep it soft, supple and healthy.