Why Is SPF Important?

spfYour skin is your body’s largest organ. It is important to take care of your skin, as you do for your brain, heart, or any other vital organ. If you are out in the sun, you should be utilizing the protection of SPF. SPF protects your skin from sun damage and other potential dangers that you can develop from overexposure to the sun. However, despite its importance, it is often overlooked and underused. In this blog, we are going to discuss the importance of SPF, and why you need to be wearing it anytime that you are out in the sun.

What Is SPF? 

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is the measure of how much protection from UV radiation you are getting. The higher the SPF is, the more protection your skin is getting from UV rays.

Dangers of Not Using SPF

  • Skin cancer: Skin cancer is the most important reason that SPF is vital for your health. Skin cancers, like melanoma, form from overexposure to the sun. Melanoma can be deadly if it is not spotted and treated early on
  • Premature aging: Overexposure to the sun can lead to the development of wrinkles and spots that may make you look older than you are. Some sun is good for the skin, but it is important to be mindful and protect your skin while you are out and about
  • Sunburns: Tans and sunburns are visual signs that your skin has experienced some sun damage. Not using sunscreen can result in sunburns that range in severity from minor to severe

Stay Safe With SPF 

SPF is so vital in maintaining your skin’s health. It is important to wear SPF all seasons since the sun rises everyday! However, it is more critical during summer since your skin is more often exposed to the sun and its UV rays. Along with SPF, there are many other skin care treatments that you can benefit from. Taking good care of your skin will allow you to look and feel younger long down the road. If you are interested in getting any skin care treatments done, In My Own Skin Med Spa in Lake Oswego, OR is the perfect place to go to treat your skin. Led by Dr. Elisa A. Burgess, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, the team at In My Own Skin Med Spa is prepared to provide you with world-class treatment and care. Contact us today at 503-699-6464 or visit us online at inmyownskinmedspa.com to schedule your treatment.

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