Wednesday Wisdom – For Youthful and Healthy Skin
A little bit of Wednesday wisdom … nothing new, but a little reminder that if you’re not already wearing a broad spectrum SPF cream on a daily basis – it’s a very wise move to do so! A good quality SPF cream worn daily to protect your skin against damaging UV rays and to help preserve more youthful and healthy skin, is one of the best daily habits you can make.
Sun Damage is Accumulative
UV rays are always present, whether the sun is shining brightly or it’s overcast and grey. Sun damage can come from those obvious times of perhaps burning yourself when you didn’t realise how strong the sun was. Playing out as a
child all day and coming in with rosy cheeks. It can also be accumulative over time. Those times of working by a window in your favourite spot. Sitting by a window to relax. Gardening all day without sunscreen. Going on a long walk, or simply travelling in the car. The things we do daily that we wouldn’t notice having any impact on our skin. However, years later the accumulative damage presents itself in the form of wrinkles, sagging skin, sun spots and a mottled, uneven complexion, or even worse than premature ageing – skin cancer.
Make Sunscreen a Daily Habit – for Healthy Skin
A picture I’ve shared before flagged up on the internet last night and that’s what popped into my head to share today, as a reminder of the importance to wear sunscreen daily and to be careful in the sun. I used to be a real lover of the sun and to be honest I still am! I mean, who doesn’t enjoy the way the sun makes us feel? But I’m so careful now compared to years ago. Years ago I loved to go on holiday and come back as tanned as possible and also during my days of travelling to hot countries when I worked as an Air Stewardess. I was very carefree about sunscreen back then. But, for the past 10 years I’ve been militant about wearing a daily SPF cream. You can’t change the actions from your past, but you can change what you choose to do now and going forward.
The Picture to Remind you of the Damage UV rays can Cause
Here’s a picture that has been shared many times over. It shows a 69 year old man that had been a delivery driver for
28 years. He’d never worn sunscreen and the damage was from the UV rays penetrating the glass windows. He chose to allow this image to be shared worldwide to highlight just how much damage UV rays can cause – even through windows. You can see that the left side of his face (he’s American and that is the side that was next to the window) is extremely wrinkled and sagging in comparison to the right side. Thankfully he doesn’t have any skin cancer present, however, he is being monitored closely and regularly.
With this in mind, stay safe and make sunscreen a daily habit.