Summer season is finally here, so we’re all ready to go out and enjoy the great weather. Whether you’re going to the beach or an outdoor swimming pool, there is something that we all need to pay at pay attention to, and that is using sunscreen. It’s unfortunate that we see many men refusing to do this because it’s not “manly” or they think that they don’t need it.
But do you know what’s more manly? Not getting skin cancer, and the only way to do that is by applying sunscreen when we go out. Yes, you read that correctly, you need to use it even when it’s not that sunny outside because the increase in skin cancer cases has become alarming these past few years. Just in the UK, the rise in hospital admissions for skin cancer has spiked, 40% to be more exact, and that also includes the off-season.
Now, let’s delve more in-depth in the scientific part. There are two kinds of rays when you go out in the sun, the UVB and UVA rays. While both of them can cause sunburn and also skin cancer, the UVA are extremely dangerous. They can penetrate your skin, so to protect yourself from them, using a cream that contains SPF15 and has four or five-star rating.
Us men, tend to overlook some essential details sometimes, details like shelf life. If the expiration date has passed, you need to throw that away, because it may end up doing you no good. In conclusion, always remember to use sunscreen when you’re going outdoors, even if the weather seems cloudy, and you don’t see the sun. If you’re going to stay out for a prolonged amount of time, you need to remember to put sunscreen on the parts of the body that are directly exposed to the sun.