Wear Your Sunblock!

Now that the warmer weather is here and summer will soon arrive, it’s very important to wear your sunscreen. Without the protection of it, you are only harming yourself.

A major result of unprotected skin is skin cancer. This cancer is the most common of all, and it accounts for nearly half of the cancers in the U.S. It is a very horrific type of cancer, but is practically preventable, if you wear sunscreen. Before you decide to bake in the sun, slap on some sunblock and remember that you want to be protected.

Another major result of tanning is wrinkles and premature aging of skin. Like tanning outside, going into a tanning bed is very detrimental. However, lying in a tanning bed is deliberate contact with destructive ultra-violet radiation, and it is very concentrated. By resisting the urge to tan both indoors and outdoors, you can prevent yourself from skin damage to an even higher extent than just wearing sunblock.

Along with prevention comes inspection. If you happen to notice a new strange mole or blotch on your arm, you may want to strongly consider seeing a  dermatologist. An annual examination is also recommended because it helps to make sure that your skin is healthy.

A dermatologist appointment can also be very reassuring because you may find out that your “mole” is benign, and you can refrain from stressing over it.

It’s overall very important to wear sunscreen throughout the day, and to continue changing it as the hours go by so you remain protected and don’t need to worry about new skin growths.

Whether you are getting ready for school, going to the beach, or playing a sport out on the field, don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!