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Block the Sun, Use Sunblock

March 19, 2018

As the sunny spring days are upon us, whenever the Georgia weather decides, it is extremely important to block your faces and bodies from the sun as much as we might want to soak it in.

 

We all need a little bit of sun given that when it is against our skin, our bodies create vitamin D and it is also inevitable to not be exposed to it as you walk from your dorm to class or to the TLCC. However, as with anything else, nothing in excess is good.

 

It is extremely important to take care of our skin, and always use sunblock. Yes, even on those cold and cloudy days; everyday is a sunblock day. Protecting one’s skin from the sun is a year round process that should always be followed consistently. UV rays are always there, it does not necessarily have to be sunny.

 

 

As the sun rays intensify in the coming weeks it is recommended to apply sunblock in your morning routine. This is not one of those tedious things  that should do but never end up doing, you can start by simply buying face moisturizers that have SPF 15 in them or CC/ BB creams that also have SPF 15 in them.

 

If you wear makeup there are also lots makeup that has SPF 15. In the high end sector, Tom Ford has the Traceless Foundation and the Lancome has the Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation both have SPF 15. If you are not looking to spend big bucks on makeup Maybelline’s Fit me Foundation has SPF 18 that will also do the job at protecting your skin.

 

Another easy alternative is to use hats or caps when it is really sunny out and now a days they even make you look more trendy and fashionable.

 

This is a vital part of keeping yourself healthy or face long term health difficulties as well as aesthetic ones Too much exposure to the sun causes skin cancer, you can get sunburnt, it causes  wrinkles, and it truly makes you age faster. There are definitely options out there to protect our faces, it is crucial that we do.

 

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