Don't Forget The Sunscreen!

Don't Forget The Sunscreen!

I don’t mean to be a nag but I have to write this blog again.

I am on holiday and it’s roasting hot. Every day I cover the children with sunscreen. As soon as they jump out of the pool I put it on them again. When they walk along the beach, they have a massive cap or sun hat to ensure that they do not get burnt.

However, my husband is a totally different story.

The children are always trying to persuade him to put it on but he won’t.  Why? I have no idea. Today he got so sunburnt that one of my children commented that he looked like one of the red faced villains from the film, ‘The X Men – First Class’!

As I looked around today, I noticed lots of people relaxing on their sunbeds, but they were so brown from having been out in the sun the whole day.

This is pretty worrying. We have all heard over the years the risks of over exposure to the sun. So just why aren’t we being more careful about how we treat our skin?

Well, here are 5 reasons why we need to look after our skin in the sun by using sunscreen:-

  1. Sunscreen decreases the risk of developing skin cancer.
  2. If used before going outside and exposing the skin to the sun, sunscreen can help with keeping the skin looking young. The number one cause of premature aging to the face is over exposure to UV rays.
  3. Sunscreen keeps your tone even and prevents facial brown spots and skin discoloration
  4. It protects the skin from sunburn
  5. The ozone layer is a sun shield for the earth which absorbs harmful UVB rays. This layer is depleting and means that the body is more vulnerable to exposure from the sun.

So these are my simple reasons why I ask that you all please consider wearing sunscreen. And that includes you Adrian! (My beloved husband).

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