Benefits of using Sunblock Everyday

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Pam De Guzman, a.k.a the kid from the North, is a frustrated writer, event organizer, business owner and an aspiring director and writer of a personal/fashion/movie/book/travel blog. She’ll be writing about pretty much anything under the sun.

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It’s hot in the Philippines. Solar panel prices have gone down because everybody wants to be able to make better use of that heat and light. However, just because the people here are used to this kind of heat every day, doesn’t mean they don’t need sunblock. Sunblock isn’t just for trips to the beach; they’re supposed to be on your face every single day.

Why should you use sunblock?

The sun’s rays are a good source of Vitamin D, but too much is harmful to the skin. Some of the bad effects of too much sun exposure are sunburn, premature skin aging, skin damage and cancer. Sunblock protects your skin from being damaged by the harmful rays of the sun.

What does the sun do to the skin?

When you’re in the sun, there are chemicals in your skin that act as the first line of defense against the UV rays. They’re called melanin. This melanin is what absorbs the sunlight. The absorption of sunlight is what gives the skin a tan. When you’re overexposed to the sun and your melanin can’t protect you anymore, you get a sunburn. If you’re prone to repeated and extended exposure to the sun can cause fine lines and wrinkles, discolorations of the skin such as freckles and spots that can possibly be start of cancer, and dry, rough skin. Other damaging effects are cataracts which can lead to blindness.

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Reasons for using sunblock
1. You’ve probably heard of the hole in the ozone layer and that it’s going to take a long time for the earth to repair that. It’s going to take it even longer and maybe even get worse if we don’t help it. The ozone helps filter ultraviolet rays from the sun and that hole is letting in unfiltered solar radiation into the earth. You need sunblock to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays now more than before.
2. Using sunblock helps lower the risk of cancer and that’s been proven.
3. Sunblock also prevents your skin from developing any discolorations. These discolorations which are often brown spots or red patches can be the beginnings of cancer.
4. It also can help prevent premature aging of the skin. When your skin is exposed for long periods of time repeatedly, your skin will get fine lines that will become worse wrinkles. Wrinkles will make you look older than you are and sunblock can prevent that.
5. When you’re at the beach, sometimes the goal is to get a tan so that you can brag about having been to the beach, but some don’t want a tan. Sunblock can help prevent tanning. Though sunblock might not completely prevent it and you’ll still have a little bit of a tan when you’re done with your time at the beach, but it’ll help lessen the harmful rays of the sun from extensively damaging your skin.
So grab the nearest bottle of sunblock the next time you visit the drugstore. You’ll need it!

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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