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Top 4 Reasons to Wear Sunscreen

Posted by Dan Narsete on


“I will never choose between UV protection and beauty again.”
-Hillary Fogelson
"Wear your sunscreen!"  I can already hear the the loud sigh.  You might also be rolling your eyes at me right now. I’m sure you’re thinking “oh great, another person sounding just like my mother.” But let's be honest, mom does know best.  So, here are four reasons why you should wear your sunscreen.  Nag. Nag. 

#4 Brown Spots

Melanin (also known as pigment) is our bodies’ natural form of sunscreen and is produced by cells called melanocytes. When melanocytes absorb ultraviolet light, they create melanin. This creation of pigment can multiply into an effect called hyperpigmentation. These spots can make you look like a dalmatian.  You don't want your skin to look like a dalmatian, do you? Wear your sunscreen. 

#3 Wrinkles 

The #1 reason for wrinkles.  The sun.  The suns’ rays are a form of radiation that is absorbed by our skin. When these rays hit the skin, it creates damage in the form of free radicals, which are damaged molecules. These free radicals can  damage other cells, starting a domino effect of skin damage. This process can accelerate skin laxity and form creases or wrinkles in our skin.  Want less wrinkles?  Wear your sunscreen.

#2 Sagging Skin

Ever seen someone's face look like the leather pants you wore to the club last night? People who stay in the sun too long accelerate skin laxity.  This occurs by creating too much damage to the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin.  You don't want to look like that girl at the club, do you?  Wear your sunsceen.  

#1 Skin Cancer

Yes, it is as scary as it sounds. No one likes the C word.  There are over 3 million cases of Actinic Keratosis (which are pre-cancerous patches of skin) per year, in the US alone. If left unchecked AK’s can develop into skin cancer.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one person dies of Melanoma every 54 minutes.  Wear your sunscreen!
Hot tip: We get it.  Sunscreen isn't cool.  Most people don't like to wear it.  To help with the reasons above, make things easier for yourself and your family by using a product that's convenient and portable.  We highly recommend Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50. It’s a powder sunscreen with no chemicals!  What that means is that as soon as you put it on it starts reflecting UV rays from your skin, acting like little mirrors. Think about it.  No more greasy hands, face, messed up makeup.  No excuse.  Wear your sunscreen!

Hopefully, after reading this, you will wear more sunscreen. It just might save your life...and save you from looking like leather pant face.  
To your skin health,
Team Reflect

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