Today is Sun Screen Day! With summer on the horizon, you are
probably starting to spend more time outdoors. It is essential to wear
sunscreen to protect your body from the harmful effects of the sun.
Sunlight consists of ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays, both of
which are harmful to humans. UVA rays cause suppression of the immune
system, which has a negative impact on the body's ability to protect
against the development and spread of skin cancer. UVB rays cause a
sunburn to occur, which can also lead to the development of skin cancer.
There are more than 1 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the
United States each year. To minimize your risk, wear sunscreen to
protect your skin from the sun — even on non-sunny days. Sunscreen
should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outside and should be
reapplied every two hours or after swimming. Even if you do not
typically burn from the sun, your skin is still at risk from the harmful
Sun Screen Day is a good reminder to make sure you apply and reapply your sun screen whenever you go outside!
We always have several different sunblocks here.
Yes, it is very important.
I should use it but I don't.
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