Now that summer has ended, many of us aren't hanging by the beach or pool as much anymore. That means that most of us probably aren't thinking about putting on sunscreen as much. Well, protecting your skin from the sun is just as important during the school year as it is in the summertime. Here are some facts about skin damage, and some tips to keep you safe in the sun!
You might just think that you only have to put on sunscreen when you're at the beach or pool, or whenever you're out in the sun for a long time. The truth is, skin damage from the sun can occur anywhere, anytime you're outside, ever when it's cloudy. Just because it's not summer doesn't mean you have to forget about sunscreen!
A common misconception many people have is that their skin doesn't burn, it tans, therefore not putting on sunscreen is okay, right? Wrong. Even though people with skin that naturally tans might not burn, the sun's UV rays are still damaging their skin permanently because they're not wearing sunscreen.