I’m not one to shy away from the sun.
I like going to the beach, throwing barbecue parties with my bandmates, attending outdoor concerts, and I LOVE SUMMER☀️
Because I find myself being under the sun a lot, I did some research. Turns out, there are a lot of confusion about sun protection and I thought it would be beneficial for all if I put some of them here on my blog. I got these myths from SunSafeRX.com.
Myth #1: If Your Skin Is Dark, You’re Protected. Melanin is what gives skin its color, and melanin does protect your skin from the sun. But it doesn’t completely protect you—the sun still damages people with darker skin. Also, the darker your skin, the more difficult it is to tell when you are burning. Because people may think they are better protected if they have dark skin, they may also take less precautions regarding sun exposure and end up staying in the sun longer and more frequently—leading to more damage.
Myth #2: If It’s Cloudy, You’re Safe. On cloudy days your skin is still being damaged. The majority of UVA rays penetrate clouds and fog, leading to sun damage possibly without any indication of the damage whatsoever. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds. Use the same caution regarding sun exposure on overcast days as sunny days.
Myth #3: Sun Exposure Early Or Late In The Day Is Safe. While UVB rays peak in intensity in the middle of the day, UVA rays remain fairly consistent in intensity from morning until evening. Likewise, the ability of UVA rays to damage your skin remains high throughout the day from morning until evening (not just during the middle of the day when the sun is high in the sky, but all day). This means that even when you are not tanning or getting burned by UVB rays, you may still be sustaining serious damage from UVA radiation—without ever realizing it!
If you’re still not wearing sunscreen daily, I urge you to go out and get a bottle as soon as you can! A large variety of brands can be found at Watsons! I personally like how the Vaseline one doesn’t smell like sunblock at all but I just ran out of it! Thinking of trying another brand just to compare! Any recommendations??
Speaking of Watson’s, they’ve sponsored a really fun event happening on March 6!
Start summer early and unite with your fellow SunWarriors in Watsons SunWarrior Challenge on March 6, 2016 in SM Mall of Asia Grounds. In partnership with Color Manila, Watsons once again brings the most colorful and vibrant fun run with exciting obstacles and a party rolled into one. Run 3k, 5k or 10k at P950 Registration fee which includes a singlet, head wear, sunglasses, finisher’s medal, color packet and a whole lot more. Visit www.colormanilarun.com to register. Hurry! Limited slots only.