What Sunscreen Should I Be Using?
Find Out How To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Protected
Have you ever gone to the beach, applied sunscreen, and then still end up with a sunburn? It turns out that simply using sunscreen is not enough, the SPF matters if you want to prevent a burn. Besides being painful, sunburns can lead to skin cancer. Research done by doctors at the Skin Cancer Foundation have found that one in five Americans get skin cancer, and 90% of the time the development of skin cancer is directly related to sun exposure.
It is always a good idea to wear sunscreen even if you are only going to be outside for a couple of minutes at a time. If you aren’t planning on being outside all day, but only for a couple of minutes at a time, you can stick to a lower SPF such as SPF 15. However, if you are planning on being out in the sun for a lengthy period of time, the American Academy of Dermatology has a few tips.
- Use a broad spectrum sunscreen
- SPF 30 or higher
- Water resistant
Following these tips will help you to keep your skin protected. It is also recommended that while out in the sun you should seek shade and wear protective clothing because while sunscreen is a must, you cannot solely rely on it to protect your skin.