Culturally, we spend most of our time talking about the weather, and no matter what time of year it is, we seem to be preoccupied with the sun.
When dark clouds gather, we bemoan its disappearance, and when it finally shows itself there can be an unhealthy obsession with baking in it until we look like lobsters.
Whilst it might sound like fun, exposing our skin to the sun for a long period of time is not good for us, which is why sun lotion is considered an essential product that everyone should be using.
There are all kinds of reasons why we should protect our skin by using sun lotion every single day.
Sunburn might seem like a minor complaint, but it can actually have massive implications. Here we find out what we need to protect against and why.
What is sun damage?
Sun damage is something that most people think of as sunburn, but it is actually a much more long-term problem.
When you are exposed to the sun, you are subject the ultraviolet (UV) light that it emits. Sun damage is one of the main causes of premature ageing, including wrinkles, age spots, lose skin, spider veins and a blotchy complexion.
There are only two ways to prevent sun damage: stay out of the sun or wear sun lotion. The first option is not usually much fun which is why sun lotion is so important.
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you don’t need to wear any kind of sun care on a cloudy day, but up to 80% of the sun’s rays can pass through clouds, so you should make sure that you are wearing sun lotion every time you go outdoors.
We know that children’s skin can often be more sensitive than adults, which is why many parents opt for a specialist sunscreen designed for children, such as Jason Sunbrellas Kids Natural Sunblock.
This tear-free, water-resistant formula contains SPF45 in a long-lasting product. It is hypoallergenic, and is infused with natural chamomile and calendula extracts, so their tender skin is protected in every sense.
The sun can affect the skin in different ways, and our lips can be particularly vulnerable at any time of year.