There are several benefits of using sunscreen:

  1. Protection from harmful UV rays: Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. It acts as a barrier, preventing these rays from penetrating your skin and causing sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer.
  2. Reduces the risk of skin cancer: Regular use of sunscreen can significantly reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, including both melanoma and non-melanoma types. UV radiation is a known carcinogen, and protecting your skin with sunscreen is an important preventive measure.
  3. Prevents premature aging: Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of premature aging. UV rays can cause wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and sagging skin. By using sunscreen daily, you can help prevent these signs of aging and maintain a more youthful appearance.
  4. Maintains an even skin tone: Sunscreen helps to prevent the darkening of existing skin discolorations, such as acne scars and melasma. It also helps to prevent the formation of new dark spots, resulting in a more even and uniform skin tone.
  5. Protects against sunburn: Sunburn is not only painful but also a sign of skin damage. Sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) helps to prevent sunburn by blocking the harmful UVB rays that cause it.
  6. Reduces the risk of heat stroke: Sunscreen can also help prevent heat stroke by reducing the absorption of heat from the sun. This is particularly important during hot summer months or when engaging in outdoor activities.

Remember to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and apply it generously to all exposed skin, even on cloudy days. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if swimming or sweating.

The staff of medical professionals at Refined Women’s Wellness’s goal is to support women in their aging journey, and we would be honored to guide you through your gynecologic and aesthetic wellness.  Refined Women’s Wellness is an extension of OB-GYN Associates of Marietta.  Book your free consultation today!