Sun lotion, also known as sunscreen, is an anti-phototoxic topical product that helps protect the skin from sunburn and prevents skin cancer. Sunscreen should be applied to all exposed skin 30 minutes before going outdoors every day. Make sure to reapply every two hours. Using an ounce per application could help prevent skin damage and cancer.
Sunscreen provides protection from sunburn. If you continuously get sunburns, it can lead to damage that can cause skin cancer, premature wrinkling, and many other skin issues. The repeated exposure to the sun without protection may damage your elastin, your collagen, and your skin cells. A daily application of sunscreen reduces inflammation from damaging sun rays.
There are two kinds of radiation released by the sun: UVA and UVB. As the skin ages, wrinkles and sagging become more visible due to UVA rays. Sunburns are more common and often caused by UVB rays. You are exposed to harmful radiation almost every time that you are outdoors or near a window that is filled with sunlight. SPF (sun protection factor) blocks the sun’s radiation by extending the skin’s natural defenses against it. SPF of 15 and 30 provides 15 times and 30 times more protection than just your normal skin without sunscreen, respectively. Select a sunscreen that has a minimum SPF of 30 for broad-spectrum UV protection. People with any skin tone can use these products as they block both UVA and UVB rays.