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Sunscreen Protection 101


It seems that a lot of the people who visit body care wonder what all the drama is about. Why should they wear a sunscreen if outdoor exposure to the sun is very minimal? After all, sunscreens are eventually sweat away. Wearing a sunscreen product is like washing money down the drain. Well, let's take a look at why wearing sunscreen protection is a good thing for those with fair to dark complexions. We also explore a way to select the perfect sunscreen for your lifestyle.

Why Sunscreens Are Important

The real deal is that exposure to the sun is responsible for causing all kinds of skin problems that might escalate to a major medical concern. Baking yourself in the noon day sun bombards your body with ultraviolet rays which are very bad for the skin and your total health. In fact, a study by Dermatologist found that sun damage might lead to premature aging, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. These are certainly excellent reasons to avoid the noon day sun or any sunlight without first applying a good sunscreen.

Sunscreen Selection

A number of people frown on wearing sunscreen because they might have worn the wrong type of sunscreen protection. For example, an individual who goes for walks in the park requires one type of sunscreen, a life guard at the beach requires a certain type, a busy school teacher requires another type, an athlete playing tennis requires an all together different formula. Fortunately, most of the major cosmetic companies to leading natural skin care manufacturers like Neutrogena, L'Oreal, Coppertone, Aubrey Organics, have developed several formula's to fit different lifestyles. Here are more guidelines to follow.

Sensitive Skin
Some individuals are disposed to skin break outs and skin eruptions. People with sensitive skin should avoid any sunscreen with a heavy oily formula. Use an oil free formula like Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer, SPF 15.

Go Natural
Natural women rarely wear makeup, but they should wear a sunscreen to protect the skin. Take a look at Aubrey Organics Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 that is made with natural ingredients like green tea.

Athletic Types
Women who participate in sports also sweat. These women require a sunscreen that is basically water or sweat proof. Look for a non-greasy water resistant formula like Coppertone Sports High Performance SPF 15.

Busy Working Women
Busy women want to save time. And don't want to waste it applying sunscreen and moisturizers all day. These women would certainly prefer a sunscreen with a great moisturizer that contains Vitamin E. One popular formula to consider is Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30.


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