Aug 3, 2015

10 facts about sunscreen

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Growing up, my parents taught me habits of healthy living. I have become extremely passionate about health because I am happiest when I am taking care of the body that God has given me. I also love helping others introduce healthier habits into their lives, when asked, because it makes them happy too! For this reason, I decided to have health week here on Pocket of Blossoms! I'm a health nerd. Being healthy does not mean losing weight. It means taking care of your body mentally, physically, and spiritually. It means giving yourself the best chance at living a full life.

Day 1: SUNSCREEN.

Since it is summertime, I thought I would touch on a huge part of health...take care of your skin! Here are 10 facts about protecting your skin that I think every woman should know:

1. Sunscreen is not just for light-skinned people. Even though there might not be a visible burn on dark skin, there is still sun damage. People of all skin colors get skin cancer.

2. Some form of sunscreen should be worn every day. I use a makeup foundation that contains 30 spf sunscreen. Our skin is exposed to the sun every day, even when it is cloudy. 

3. Skin cancer CAN form on your lips. Just as it is important to wear a sunscreen on your skin every day, it is equally important to protect your lips by using lip balm with spf.

4. Sunscreen prevents the premature aging of your skin. I don't know about you, but I want to keep the wrinkles away for as long as I can!

5. Wearing sunscreen does lower your risk for melanoma

6. Sunscreen lessens blotchiness on your face. Nuff said!

7. The scalp, hairline, tops of your feet, hands, and ears need protection too. These areas are easily forgotten, but are still prone to damage.

8. There is no such thing as a healthy suntan. Any change in your natural skin color is evidence of skin damage. 

9. Apply and re-apply. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out into the sun. Re-apply every two hours, and more often if you are sweating or swimming.

10. Shade is the best protection. Although wearing sunscreen does help to prevent skin damage, avoiding staying in the sun for long periods of time is the best way to protect your skin.

I hope that you learned at least one thing in reading these facts! And now, enjoy these pictures of my family's day at the beach this weekend...happy health week!

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4 comments

  1. I love your swimsuit! Ah! Also YES, sunscreen is so important. My mom grew up in Washington state and really never saw the sun, and she still looks so young. At nearly 50, people mistake her for my sister all the time. She's definitely my sunscreen inspiration hahaha

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  2. Yes to sunscreen! I worked in a few different tanning salons in my high school days and although it was an awesome job, I regret how much I used the tanning bed perks. I am crossing my fingers that I won't be paying for it too much as I get older. I fake bake now aka spray tanning haha and try to use sunscreen when I go swimming but I need to be better at using it everyday! That suit girl, so cute!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  3. Fun fact I learned the hard way: Shade is your friend, but you can still burn in it so if you burn easily make sure you still wear sunscreen. #PastyGirlProblems.

    Great tips!!

    xo, Kait.
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  4. Love these tips! Also, your photos are so good!!!

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