The Pros and Cons of Sunscreen

The Pros & Cons of Sunscreen

The summer and swimming pool seasons are a favorite time of many people, but this is also the period of the year when many people are worried about the condition of their skin. They know that exposure to heat and the sun can lead to some unpleasant situations and this is the reason why they are looking for suitable protection. The vast majority of people are using sunscreen to keep their skin safe. While it is true that this type of product is efficient, there are also some disadvantages related to it. In this article, we will discuss both the pros and cons of sunscreen.

The pros

As we have already mentioned, the biggest advantage of using sunscreen and its basic function is protection against the negative effects of sun rays when laying by your swimming pool. You are probably aware that spending some time in the sun is good for the health. But, you also know that long sun exposure can harm your body. So, the sunscreen is here to eliminate the effects of harmful sun rays and to keep us safe from skin cancer.

There are many people who are not sure how sun rays affect us, but when they face sunburns they know that the threat and dangers are real. Probably every person who has visited a pool or a beach has experienced this unpleasant situation at least once. If you spend the entire day in the sun wearing nothing but swimwear and you don’t use sunscreen, it is very likely that you won’t be able to function normally the other day. So, here’s another reason to use sunscreen. In addition, there are many people who had problems with sun poisoning. According to many experts, this is a severe case of sunburn where the sufferer is not dealing just with swollen and sensitive skin, but also with nausea, chills, and vomiting. Sunscreens have proven to be effective in both cases. Of course, you must use the sunscreen before you go out.

Furthermore, those who want to spend many hours in the sun should know that the sun rays can cause wrinkles and fine lines. In other words, your skin might become older than your actual age. A good sunscreen can help you avoid situations like this. Just use the sunscreen before you leave your home. The same goes for age spots. Namely, sunscreen can prevent their appearance and prevent premature aging of your skin.

The cons

To start with, sunscreen prevents the penetration of vitamin D in our body. This is a very important vitamin that directly affects our mood. Sun exposure is the best way to get this vitamin. However, this is not the only way to obtain this vitamin. There are many foods that have it and you can also use supplements.

In addition, the majority of sunscreens come with different chemicals. Since we apply the sunscreen on our skin, it is very easy for these chemicals to enter our body and cause problems. There are many sunscreens that have relatively small amount of chemicals, but they are usually more expensive. Finally, applying sunscreen can be a messy activity and it can make your clothes look dirty and oily.

Despite the cons, using a good sunscreen is a must. So, take some time, find the right one and remember to use it on a regular basis.

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