14 Scary Things That Happen When You Don’t Wear Sunscreen

Don’t suffer a vicious bout of skin problems
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Scary Things That Happen When You Don’t Wear Sunscreen
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Ask almost any dermatologist and they’ll tell you that the best type of sunscreen is one that you’ll use consistently every day and that the best wat to protect your skin is to use lotion. Properly protecting your skin from the sun includes applying it to exposed areas every time you step outside.

Too many people commonly believe their skin is safe on a cloudy day. But this misconception can lead to a vicious cycle of skin problems.

Sunburn is the common name for the skin injury that appears immediately after the skin is exposed to UV radiation, which penetrates the clouds even on a gloomy day. They are known as “burning rays.” While these rays can give you a tan, they ultimately damage your DNA.

You may not know it but UV radiation’s damage doesn’t stop at the skin; it also weakens your immune system, hurting the body’s ability to protect against viruses and bacteria. Wonder what else you don’t know about how sun exposure affects your body?

Click here for 14 scary things that happen when you don’t wear sunscreen

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