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The Importance of Using The Right Sunscreen On Vacation

Many of our childhoods included sunny days in tank tops and shorts, running and playing outside at home or on vacation to a sunny destination. As years have gone by and science has progressed, we are even more aware of the harmful effects of UV rays on the skin, but still, Americans fight against the wise advice to use sunscreen. A study found that even many melanoma survivors are back to tanning sans-sunscreen once they have completed treatment.

The problem of sunscreen is even more complicated for those who do choose to wear it. The concept of SPF is misunderstood, and finding the right sunscreen is more and more difficult as there are more options on the shelves. Between SPF level, application method, and ingredients, consumers are very confused about how to select the right sunscreen. Here’s a three-step guide to purchasing sunscreen for everyday use and vacation:

Sunburns are Bad for your Health

You may not be thinking about sunburns in early February, but many people get them on the first warm day of the year, which will be upon us in no time. When exposed to the sun for a long period of time, the sun’s ultraviolet radiation has quite a harming effect on the human body, leading to sunburn and long term health problems. Sunburns can be very painful, but you don’t have to suffer through it long if you get one if you follow these instructions:

Don’t scratch It!

It hurts, and it’s quite often very itchy, which makes people want to scratch it. Scratching it doesn’t help accelerate the healing process contrary to popular belief, and can damage new skin growth on the injured area. Instead, you should try these things: