by redentor | SkincareIt's true; sunscreen is the most important skin care product you can use on your skin on a daily basis. Every summer, copious articles are written about sun damage and sunscreens. The best information is from reliable medical resources. Both the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation have done studies and conferred with physicians, determining the facts about sunscreen and the benefits of protecting yourself on a daily basis.
The American Academy of Dermatology tells us that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. The good news is that we can prevent and reduce our risk of skin cancers with proper sunscreen use, avoiding direct sun between 10:00-2:00 and avoiding tanning beds. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “daily application of SPF 16 sunscreen to the head, neck, arms and hands reduced melanoma incidence by half in study participants.”
Ultimately, by taking preventative measures and using sunscreen, your skin will remain youthful. Ultraviolet rays from the sun cause more than 90 percent of the visible signs of aging, which include wrinkles, rough patches, sagging, and skin discoloration. A study published in the American College of Physicians' Annals of Internal Medicine (released June 3, 2013) showed conclusively that sunscreen can help prevent the visible signs of aging.
The Skin Cancer foundation updates their statistics every year. Hopefully through education, we can promote prevention and in turn, create a positive impact on next year's statistics!
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