Your skin is the largest organ on your body. If your skin is not taken care of properly, you can run into many different problems. Many people today are finding that they suffer from skin cancer from lack of using sunscreen when they were children.
Long ago people bathed in the Sun using baby oil to help them obtain a better tan. What they did not realize is that there were actually cooking their skin in the sun. Now they're showing the damaging signs of what that did to their skin.
It is very important for you to use sunscreen for skin care. There are many products out on the market today to help protect your skin when you are outdoors. There are plenty of moisturizers as well as lotions that have a mild sunscreen in them, generally a 15 SPF protection.
For women, there is even make up that contains sunscreen so they can be sure that their face is protected when out in the sun. Generally people have clothing on that will cover most of their skin so the main parts that they need to worry about what be their arms face and possibly legs.
It is important for you to keep sunscreen in handy if you're going to be at an outdoor event. You want to apply the sunscreen every so often as it can week in due to sweat or even water activities. It is important to apply to dry skin. If you try to put it on and just after getting out of the water before drying, it will not stick to the skin and absorb as it should.
There are many types of sunscreen that you can use. Ranging from low SPF all the way up to a 50 SPF. Generally the sunscreens that have a 50 SPF are the ones that are recommended for children or babies.
When your skin gets sunburned you're actually burning the top layer of skin off of your body. That can cause skin damage and eventually skin cancer. You can get premature aging spots and also premature wrinkles. You can see why it is very important for you to use sunscreen as part of your daily regimen were skin care is concerned.
If you are sensitive to certain skin care products, and you may want to check with your doctor to see if he or she can prescribe a special kind of sun block for you to use that will not your take your skin.
Sunscreens or sun blocks come in a variety of choices. There are some for just regular daily use if you're on playing in the sun, there are ones that are for sport activities if you are sweating a lot and then there are ones that are made especially to stay on your skin longer if you are in water, playing.
Choose the one that meets your needs and be sure to apply liberally and frequently. This will help to protect your skin from such damaging things as skin cancer, premature aging as well as wrinkles and age spots.