Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sunscreen Application Is Vital

It is officially summer!  And for those of us who live in a state where there are only a couple of months out of the year where the sun shines most of the time during the summer, it is paramount to have a sunscreen on to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.

If you are looking to prevent wrinkles--research shows that wrinkles are caused by consistent sun exposure over many years--and cancer, sunscreen is absolutely vital!  It is important to not only wear sunscreen on sunny days, but cloudy days as well.

Personally, I would rather have pale skin, then show signs of aging at a young age.  You are never too young to start wearing sunscreen.  Our daughter is 3 years-old, and I apply sunscreen to her skin almost every time we are out in the sun, and especially if I know we will be in the sun for an extended period of time.  I wish I would have started wearing sunscreen when I was younger.

On Rockwell Nutrition's Web site, you will find two sunscreens that contain safe, natural ingredients, and a list of toxic and safe ingredients in sunscreens.  To view this information, click on Rockwell Nutrition's link on the left-hand side of this page.  Once you are at Rockwell Nutrition's Web site, scroll down to "Supplement Categories," located on the left-hand side of the homepage, click on "Face and Body Care," and then click on "Suncreen & Sunblock."  I found the information to be helpful when looking for a good sunscreen.

Do you apply sunscreen daily?  Please make it a part of your morning skincare regimen.  And keep in mind that if you do apply sunscreen, make sure that it is the last product you put on your face before you apply makeup.