It's a million degrees outside well at least it feels that way right? What better way to cool off than finding a beach or pool to dip in and if it's a Hot Girl Summer for you then your doing it in the smallest bikini you can find. But while your enjoying the summer and trying to stay cool are you using the one projection that will keep you staying Summer time fine for the rest of your life? I'm gonna talk about the one thing we all know about and say we're gonna use but most likely don't, Sunscreen.
I've said it before but here it is again our skin is your largest organ and has essential functions such as guarding your body against germs as well as helping to regulate your body’s temperature. While our skin also offers our body protection from the sun’s rays, that doesn’t mean you should go out without giving your skin proper protection in return. Without sunscreen, your skin is vulnerable to a host of problems.
Sunscreen can help reduce the signs of aging like age spots which usually turns into hyperpigmentation on the face, hand and back. With proper sunscreen you can keep that youthful glow for alot longer and who doesn't want to stay young forever.
Using sunscreen can reduce your chances of getting sunburned and yes even darker pigmented people get sunburned. It's also the leading protection to prevent you from getting skin cancer. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15, but the higher the number, the better the UV protection. So if saving that beautiful skin doesn't make you want to lather or spray that sunscreen on then I would hope saving your life would be number one on that list.
There are so many reasons to use sunscreen and I know for a fact we all know them but if saying it again will get you to remember to protect your skin and your life then I will say it again and again. I know I never leave the house without my "Black Girl Sunscreen" and I hope you make it a habit too. One of the best ways to reduce the risk of skin cancer is to wear sunscreen. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15, but the higher the number, the better the UV protection.