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Over the last several decades, instances of skin cancer have been on the rise in the United States. Dermatologists agree that people need to protect themselves from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation year round. Damage caused by UV rays includes premature aging (wrinkles and age spots) and skin cancer. In addition, certain medications such as retinoids can make people extremely sensitive to the sun. It only takes 5 instances of sunburn in your lifetime to dramatically increase your chances of developing skin cancer later on.
The sun's UV rays can reach you and cause damage on cloudy, hazy days, as well as bright, sunny days. Its influence is strong in winter, too. Since avoiding the sun completely is virtually impossible, using sunscreen is the best way to prevent sun damage and decrease your chances of developing skin cancer. Moreover, skin that is protected by sunscreen every day stays younger looking longer, with fewer wrinkles and discolorations.
In the United States, the hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. are the most dangerous. During these hours, the sun is at its strongest and causes the most damage. In late spring and early summer UV rays are at their strongest.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are several ways for you to avoid damage caused by UV radiation. These include seeking shade during midday hours, wear long clothing to protect exposed skin, wear a hat and sunglasses, avoid indoor tanning, and use sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher that contains both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection.
Astonishing Skincare carries several products that contain SPF 15 or higher. Choose from sunscreens that provide broad-spectrum protection, as well as moisturizers and cosmetics that contain sunscreen. Several of the products in the Jane Iredale skincare makeup line have received the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation for their ability to protect skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. We're proud to have such a huge selection of sun protection products to make you beautiful and keep you safe.