Sun Safety Myths: Part Two

In our last blog, we discussed some sun safety myths and the real facts. Understanding the importance of sun safety is the first step towards protecting yourself from sun damage and the possibility of sun cancer. In this blog, we’ll be continuing our discussion about sun safety myths and replacing them with the facts so you can be informed about the best ways to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. If you’re searching for a trusted brand of sunscreen that’s perfect for almost everyone, check out Rocky Mountain Sunscreen. Our hypoallergenic sunscreen is gentle on skin and available in bulk sizes so you and your family can always be protected. Order today!

Myth #5: I Have Darker Skin, So I Don’t Need Sunscreen

Many people who have olive or darker skin tones believe that they don’t need sun protection or sunscreen. While those with darker skin tones don’t experience sunburns as much as those with lighter skin, they can still experience sunburn and sun damage, and even melanoma and skin cancer.

Myth #6: I Tan Instead of Burn. Sunscreen Isn’t Important for Me

A tan doesn’t mean that your skin is fine. It’s actually an indicator that UV rays have damaged your skin and that your skin is producing extra melanin in an attempt to protect itself. Even if you rarely get a sunburn, it’s just as important for you to use sunscreen.

Myth #7: I Live in a Cloudy City So I Don’t Need Daily Sunscreen

Those who live in areas of the country that are often cloudy may believe that they don’t need daily sunscreen, but actually more than 80% of the sun’s damaging UV rays can penetrate the clouds and cause sun damage. It’s important to always wear daily sunscreen, no matter if it’s sunny or cloudy outside.

Myth #8: I Have Sunscreen in My Cosmetics or Moisturizer, So I Don’t Need Extra Sunscreen

While makeup and moisturizers are a great way to protect your skin, it’s important to reapply sunscreen during the day, especially if you’re outside. Even if your foundation or moisturizer has sunscreen in it, reapplying sunscreen is important.

Myth #9: Sun Damage Only Looks Red and Peely

Sun damage can take years to show up, and you may believe that you’re not affected by the sun’s damaging rays. You can’t always see the damage, and just because you might not burn in the sun or experience peeling doesn’t mean that your skin isn’t being affected by the sun’s damaging rays. This is why it’s essential to protect your skin every day with sunscreen.

As you can see, there are many myths surrounding the sun and its effects on your skin. It’s important to protect your skin every single day and wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen. Protect yourself and your family with Rocky Mountain Sunscreen and order your bulk size sunscreen now!

 

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