Scary Things That Happen When You Don't Wear Sunscreen
Are you always exposed to the sun? Are you not someone who uses sunscreen? Read on to find out more about sun exposure and what could happen to you when you don't use sunscreen.
The sun emits two types of UV rays that can reach us: UVB rays, which cause sunburns, and UVA rays, which cause premature aging.
"Oh, I don't need sunscreen, I'll be in the indoors most of the time" Think again! Glass filters out only one kind of radiation which is UVB rays. But UVA rays, which penetrate deeper, can still get through. This means you'll still be exposed to the UV rays in your office, and also in your car!
While you do need the sun for your daily dose of Vitamin D, it does not mean that you should put your health at risk! Applying sunscreen helps to block harmful rays from penetrating through the skin.
Here are some of the scary things that could happen to you if you don't use sunscreen:
You'll get burned
Sunburns cause your skin to suffer from peeling, swelling, redness, itching, and hives. Your skin will be weakened which subjects it more to bruises. And, this comes from the influence of UVB rays.
You'll grow sunspots
Sunspots are flat, brown spots that appear on the parts of your skin that have been exposed to the sun. Once you start getting sunspots on your skin, they will darken and increase in number with every UV ray that hits your skin.
You'll look older
Who doesn't love to have younger-looking, radiant, and healthy skin? This is exactly why we should use sunscreen on a daily basis! Sun damage from UV rays causes aging of the skin, discoloration, and a breakdown of collagen, which contributes to wrinkles, uneven skin tone, lines and sagging.
You put your life at risk
According to the Third National Cancer Registry, Malaysia (2003-2005), skin cancer was ranked the 10th most common cancer in Malaysia, accounting for 2.6% of all cases in Malaysia. The word 'cancer' should be terrifying enough, so, apply that sunscreen!
We understand many people may not have a habit of applying sunscreen because they are not fond of the stickiness and greasiness certain sunscreens leave on the skin. Fret not, Aishitoto's UV Serum is lightweight, non-greasy and it's even waterproof! It has SPF50+ with marine collagen which will keep your skin moisturized while protected from the UV rays.
The Skin Cancer Foundation advises you to use sunscreen, clothing, hats, sunglasses, and shade together for all-around sun safety. It's better to take precautions now because it's better to be safe than sorry!