2. Wear Sunscreen
There’s a reason why parents protect their kids by layering on the sunscreen. The sun’s UV rays are extremely damaging and harmful to your skin. In addition, too much exposure has been linked to developing skin cancer. For a while it was thought that just one type of UV ray (UVBs or short wave) from the sun were the most harmful, but more research from the American Cancer Society is now suggesting that UVA rays (or long wave) can do damage as well. As a result, there have been more and more sunscreen or sunblock products developed to protect you from both types of UV rays.
Any type of cancer can be dangerous and life-threatening, and therefore has the potential to limit your lifespan. On top of this, your skin will become noticeably damaged if frequently exposed to the sun without proper protection. You might picture an orange, wrinkly, Floridian when you think of someone who’s been out in the sun too much. While not everyone will experience that level of skin damage without using sunscreen or covering their skin when outside, the sun can cause brown spots and a sort of mottled complexion.