Why you should wear sun screen every day
The effect of the Sun’s rays is something that people in the UK are underestimating, at their peril!
Because the bad effects take a long time to materialise it is hard to see a direct relationship between sun exposure and bad skin. Much like seeing the link between smoking or drinking too much and chronic disease.
Most of the damage caused by UV exposure happens before we are 20 and the full extent of the damage can take up to 30 years to become evident. This is why it is vitally important to protect your children’s skin from the sun, and your own.
Why is sun exposure harmful to the skin?
If you’re outside during the day you will be getting exposed to the Sun and UV radiation.
UV radiation from the sun can cause damage to your skin all year round, at any temperature. This UV exposure can lead to photo-ageing, wrinkles, sun spots and skin cancer (melanoma).Sunburn and sun tan are both indicators of skin damage that has already happened.[1.]