You’ve heard it before, but we are going to say it again… you need to wear sunscreen! And while you may be getting bored of all that talk about sun protection, there is a large group of people that still don’t take it seriously. As skin care experts, we’ve got the stats to back it up! Here are a few reasons why you should wear sunscreen every day.

Decreases the risk of developing skin cancer
When it comes to sun protection, one of the primary reasons to wear sunscreen is the high risk of skin cancer. In fact, rates of skin cancer are on the rise. Since the 1970s, melanoma rates have tripled in the United States… yes, tripled! You can thank the depleting ozone layer, severe sunburns and indoor tanning for these high rates, but that’s besides the point. The point is that skin cancer or melanoma is one of the most preventable diseases.

Skin is the body’s largest organ
It’s common to worry about taking care of our heart or liver, but it’s easy to forget that skin is the body’s largest organ. Think about it: if you’re treating your skin to facials and moisturizing your body, wouldn’t it make sense to also protect your skin? If not, you could end up with a severe sunburn and lots of skin damage!

Helps to prevent sun spots and facial discoloration
Let’s get to the point: receiving too much sun ages your skin. We’re talking about sun spots, facial discoloration, wrinkles, and premature aging. The easiest way to maintain youthful skin is to enjoy warm weather while wearing sun protection! After all, it just takes 30 minutes of sun twice a week to get your daily vitamin D requirements.

If you are planning to enjoy the sun soon, consider these reasons why you should wear sunscreen every day! Make sure to look for products with botanical ingredients, because not surprisingly, these work like magic. Ingredients such as green tea can help protect skin cells, and chamomile is an anti-redness agent that soothes sunburned skin.