2. Reduce Skin Cancer Risk
Getting a painful sunburn is no fun — the stinging, hot sensation can last for days and can make sleeping, wearing clothes, even just lounging around the house really uncomfortable. But it’s not the worst part of failing to protect your skin with sunscreen: instead, the real threat is skin cancer, a serious health issue that’s far more likely to impact you if you consistently fail to help block your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays by not using sunscreen.
While looking tanned is widely seen as desirable, and getting vitamin D from the sun’s rays can help you feel better, mentally, going into the sun without protection over the course of many years can significantly increase one’s chances of developing skin cancer, a potentially fatal disease. Additionally, skin cancer can be hard to identify and diagnose, meaning it can fly under the radar until it’s too late. Don’t take such a risk: wear sunscreen today.