Protecting Your Skin: Benefits of Sunscreen and When to Use It

Why Wear Sunscreen?

Sunscreen protects your skin against Ultraviolet(UV) Rays. UV Rays are always present, even if the sky is not clear. These rays penetrate deep into the skin where they can damage and even kill skin cells. Sunburn is our skin’s reaction to this radiation burn from the sun. These dangerous rays can cause sun damage, aging, and melanoma – the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Sunscreen blocks these rays and will lessen the damage they can do to our skin.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or more are considered the best for protecting us against the UV rays from the sun. Broad spectrum means you are being protected against both UVA and UVB rays.