Why you should wear sunscreen all year round

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Every year around this time, the warnings start coming: wear sunscreen.
However, many experts think that we should be wearing sunscreen all the time – not just in the summer months.
Whether at home, in the car, or at school, sunlight is always shooting dangerous UVA and UVB rays at us through our very thin ozone layer.
That’s especially concerning here. New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world, and it’s the fastest-growing cancer worldwide.
New research from the University of Oslo found that using high-factor sunscreen – SPF 15 or higher – can decrease the risk of melanoma by a whopping 33 percent.
What is UVA and UVB?
UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin’s thickest layer and contribute to aging.
UVB rays fry the superficial layers of your skin and are what cause sunburn, and play a key role in the development of skin cancer.

18 Responses

  1. Did you know there is a cure for skin cancer? My grandma has skin cancer and she got given a special type of cream to cure it. The cream is called “5_fluorouracil” or “5_FU.” Or just seek shade.

  2. A lot of people ask if wearing sunscreen can prevent getting any vitamin D. (Your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth if you don,t have enough vitamin D then your bones become very fragile). It does reduce a little bit of vitamin D, but the effects are not significant.

  3. Did you know The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone wears sunscreen that offers the following : Broad-spectrum protection ( protects against UVA and UVB rays ). Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or higher . Water resistance. Question: I would like to know why does sunscreen exist .

  4. Did you know that sun screen is the most important thing to put onto your skin. Question: i would like to know why sun screen is so important.

  5. Hi there,
    I think that it is a good article and I think that it is true that we should use sunscreen. There are really good reasons to why we need to. I like how there are definitions to some words. I hope people also agree on why we should wear sunscreen.

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