Why Sunscreen Is So Important

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It’s no secret that sunscreen is necessary. Ask anyone, and they will tell you that applying generous amounts of sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful lesions and diseases. Everything you know about sunscreen and its value is true, but because the product is so regularly harped upon, it can become easy to lose track of its worth. Just because it’s well-known that you should wear sunscreen, doesn’t mean you should ignore all the people telling you to use it. Regular application, even when the sun doesn’t seem to be shining, can save your skin and your life.

SPF Matters

The sun protection factor, or SPF, is your way of knowing how effective your sunscreen will be. In particular, an SPF will determine how well your sunscreen protects you from UVB rays, which create sunburn and lead to skin cancer.

At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we recommend that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Anything higher will also adequately protect your skin. SPF factors in the amount of time sunscreen will block UVB rays from penetrating below the skin’s surface. If you’re using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30, for example, the product will protect your skin for 30 times the duration that you spend in the sun.

Incorporating Sunscreen Into Your Everyday Life If you’re one of the many people who applies sunscreen only when they know they are going to be out in the sun, then you understand the difficulty of knowing when to use it on any other occasion. Although it makes sense to wear sunscreen when you head to the beach or go for a hike, it’s also important to apply it when you are seemingly protected from the sun already.

Driving your car or stepping outside for a lunch break may seem like harmless activities that have no effect on your skin, but in fact, the amount of time you spend driving or walking outside gives the sun plenty of room to soak into your skin. It’s important to apply sunscreen even during the simplest tasks because you can get sun damage at any time.

Choosing the Right Product

Sunscreen often seems ubiquitous, which can make it hard for you to choose the best product for your skin. Not all sunscreen lotions are created equally; some can clog your pores or provide inadequate coverage that keeps you from receiving the protection you need.

To get the best recommendation for sunscreen and to find the right product for your skin, it’s best to schedule a consultation at Dermacare. You can choose from a wide range of SPF products that will keep your skin healthy, protected and clear.

Even on your busiest days, it’s essential to incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine. Anytime your skin will be exposed to the sun’s rays, sunscreen should be fighting against it!

Learning more about sunscreen and why it’s important for your health and wellness is a matter of scheduling a consultation at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics. Call our San Diego office at 858-943-2443 or our Carlsbad location at 760-472-5088 today to find an appointment time that works for you.