In our previous post we discussed the importance of wearing sunscreen, and now we are going to dissect the many risk factors associated with skin cancer. The first thing that you'll want to know is that UV rays make their way to your skin by way of sunlight, tanning beds, and sunlamps, ultimately causing damage to the DNA of your skin cells. Believe it or not, UV rays only make up a very small portion of the sun’s rays, however; they are the main cause of sun damage to your skin. When you expose yourself to these harmful rays often and are a victim of frequent sunburns, you instantly put yourself at risk for skin damage that can result in cancer.
We are officially in the midst of the summer months and for a lot of us, the majority of our days are spent out in the sun. While it’s nice to get a daily dose of vitamin D and feel the warmth of the sunlight hit our face when we step outdoors, it’s crucial that we make lathering up in sunblock a part of our daily routine. For some of us, a trip to the drug store to pick out sunblock can be somewhat of a challenging task, simply because there are so many options lining the shelves this time of year. On a mission to educate you on the many sunscreens on the market, we’ve decided to arm you with a few tips that will help guide you to the right brand and the right coverage.