If you don’t wear sunscreen on a daily basis, you do not deserve to call yourself an adult. If you are a child, listen up.
The simplest way to preserve skin heath and elasticity is by wearing sunscreen.
Global warming isn’t improving any time soon. So whether you’re an indoor or outdoor guy or gal, not sunscreening every day is just about as stupid as not brushing your teeth. You can live without teeth pretty easily these days, but skin cancer doesn’t always end well.
Aside from burning, peeling, and the unfortunate future of wrinkled skin, did you know sunscreen helps maintain your skin’s waterproof nature?
The body’s largest organ is waterproof. Or at least water-resistant. If it weren’t, a trip to the pool would leach your body of nutrients, and fill your organs with chlorine. Crazy!
So, how does sunscreen help keep skin waterproof?
Skin’s waterproof nature is created by humectants and emollients.
Humectants are water molecules that keep skin hydrated, supple, and firm.
Emollients are oil molecules that seal in moisture, keeping nutrients locked into skin cells.
So, what does any of this have to do with sunscreen?
Sunscreen helps replenish humectant and emollients that are lost to outdoor exercise, dehydration, sweat, and sun exposure. Not only are you preventing sun damage, but you’re also helping support skin health!
Pretty cool, right?
So, if you’re lacking in SPF, here are some great sunscreens to try.
The perfect face sunblock, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this light weight formula is great for every day.
My favorite spray sunscreen for full body, Alba Hawaiian Clear Spray is ideal. It smells amazing. Think tropical beverage, and goes on clear, so no strange white residue. It’s also small enough to carry for those on the go.
And for those who need a mineral sunscreen free of parabens and other chemical sunblock ingredients, this Alba Mineral Sunscreen is the answer to your beach day prayers!
So, whether it’s a spray, a lotion, or a stick, get it together, and slather on the SPF. It’s the simplest adulting you’ll do today.
Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.