Just because it’s the beginning of summer doesn’t mean that you should start wearing your sunscreen (sunblock, sun protection). You should be wearing it throughout the entire year! Sunscreen should be a part of your daily makeup regime because it blocks the Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from your skin and prevents sunburns and sun damage. Ultraviolet A rays and Ultraviolet B rays can cause long lasting skin damage, skin cancer, skin aging and sunburns. Sunscreen is designed to protect your skin, so why don’t we remember to use it daily? One online source says that only one out of five people use sunscreen daily!
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When you remember to use sunscreen, are you sure you are covering all the right places? The most common missed places are: the tops of your feet, the back of your hands, your ears, neck, chest, scalp, and your lips. Pucker up and make sure you grab a chap stick with SPF in it!
Here are the most common sunscreen mistakes (taken from about.com)
1) Applying sunscreen AFTER going outdoors.
2) Not applying enough sunscreen.
3) Not reapplying after swimming or sweating.
4) Not reapplying sunscreen at all.
5) Using sunscreen only when it is sunny.
To read more about these sunscreen mistakes, visit: http://cancer.about.com/od/skincancerprevention/a/sunscreenmistak.htm