Sunscreen, SPF, broad spectrum protection, not a day goes by when the importance of protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays doesn’t come up somewhere. It can be really confusing to figure out just what is what these days. And the rules seem to change as time goes by. So, what’s up with sunscreen?
We hear a lot about the importance of wearing sunscreen. It’s been drilled into our heads that without it we can burn our skin, experience the signs of premature aging and, of course, place ourselves at risk of getting skin cancer. There isn’t a dermatologist, beauty magazine or skin care TV commercial these days that doesn’t tout the importance of wearing sunscreen or other protective products. And SPF products seem to come in all forms, from clothing to cosmetics. But everything we read isn’t necessarily the truth. Let’s break down some common sunscreen myths and get the facts straight once and for all.
Our skin is the largest organ of the body and, boy, can it get abused! Between pollution, unprotected sun exposure, and nonexistent skin care routines, our skin can really take a beating in the process. It’s time to break some of our bad habits and avoid some very common skin mistakes to give our skin a break.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve made a lot of skin mistakes when it comes to my own beauty regimen. Back in the day, I would sunbathe with baby oil in pursuit of the perfect tan. When that wasn’t possible, I would visit a tanning salon. I washed my face with any old bar soap and I wasn’t a regular user of body lotion. Yikes! Who was that girl? Oh, if I only knew then what I know now. I’m sure we’ve all cringed at our beauty mistakes over the years, but it’s time to stop the cycle! I’m going to expose the top five ways to wreck our skin so we can stop the madness immediately! Keep Reading