"Pineapple dices in shot glasses leaving citrus-y cuts on your tongue, the Sun skating across the fine horizon, the echoing sound of music and laughter in the distance, and the cool wave that courses over your bare sandy skin – sounds like Summer doesn’t it?" (author unknown)
We all love beach parties and some love the sun too much, as I still notice some pulling out a big mirror for tanning themselves but most don’t want to get sunburnt. Asking people about sunscreen, I hear "we hate lathering goopy/grimy sunscreen lotion all over ourselves" but there are so many benefits.
THERE ARE OPTIONS FOR SUN PROTECTION THAT FEELS GREAT!!!
Here are 8 reasons sunscreen is important and that you’re equipped the next time you’re on the hot beach:
1. Fun without fear of sunburns
Everyone wants to enjoy their time on the beach but it's important to apply sunscreen, at least 15 minutes before going to the beach, as a sunburn can put a damper on your beach fun. If you put it on while you are at the beach, it may be too late
2. Decreases your risk of developing cancer
Sunscreen doesn’t necessarily need to be used when it’s hot outside. You can use it while it’s cloudy too because it exponentially decreases your risk of developing skin cancer. This holds true for the deadliest kind; melanoma, which in the past decade (2008-2018) has increased by 53%
3. It keeps you looking young
Fun fact: The primary cause of premature aging of the face is ultraviolet exposure. However, if you use sunscreen, you can slow down the development of wrinkles and leathery skin
4. Sunscreen keeps your skin tone even
It also keeps away facial brown spots and skin discolorations when used regularly
5. The ozone layer is depleting
The ozone layer is something we all read as kids in our science textbooks but it wasn’t just a fun lesson. Its role is to protect the Earth from absorbing harmful UVB rays before they have the chance to make it to the ground. Because the ozone layer is immensely depleted now, your body needs more protection from the rays
6. Wearing sunscreen sets an example for your children
Children's skin microbiome is still developing and is more fragile and by the time they're 18, they'll have to spent a lot of time in the sun (depending on where they live). Protect them, make their safety a priority. Children won't wear sunscreen if the parents don't show them it's OK
7. Sunscreen is important for all skin types
It’s not about if you burn quickly, because damage from the sun rays last a lifetime even if sunburn happens immediately. Sunburn can affect people with light skin or dark skin but it’s more prevalent in light-skinned people with less melanin
8. Proper sunscreen can be easy to apply, no fuss, no muss?
Sunscreens need to be reapplied after excessive sweating or swimming and some available on the market, take seconds to reapply
The availability of sunscreen is very convenient now and there are so many sunscreen options to go for, from creams, ointments, sticks, milk, sprays but make sure you find one you will use and enjoy reapplying
Bu Brands provides the best kinds of sunscreen lotions, sprays and UV apparel. Bu sunscreen offers a variety of sizes, natural essences for scents, and SPF factors so that all family members can feel confident using the best sunscreen for face, body, and anywhere skin is exposed to the radiations of the sun. The cutting-edge formulas and the ingredients about which they're absolutely transparent about on their user-friendly website are designed to make sure their customers do not have to even slightly worry about skin damage and have the best time outdoors while wearing sunscreen, so you can always be you!
Just make it a habit of reapplying every two hours and after a swim too. As the founders, Jeff & Josie say, “Don’t be shy to reapply”