Girls in bathing suit need sun protection. It sounds like a newspaper headline, doesn't it?
The sad reality of the matter is this: by the time young women reach their 50s after years of sun tanning and exposure to dangerous UVA and UVB rays, they will have seriously increased their chances of developing skin ailments, such as cancer.
Even when using sun block at the SPF level, you still need to protect your skin, especially the young skin of a little girl or teenager.
We have all seen those women whose skin looks like dried parchment. Did you realize they are probably a lot younger than they look?
That is because their skin has lost all of its natural elasticity from being exposed to UVA and UVB rays.
Even girls in bathing suit who tan on a tanning bed are setting themselves up for skin problems in the long run because these beds use the same type of rays to tan the skin.
According to some of the most recent statistics available, one person dies each hour in the United States due to skin cancer. And this is something that can be prevented.
Many people are also under the mistaken impression that the color of skin you have makes a difference in how much you burn or tan.
The truth is the exact opposite.
Every person no matter what color their skin is will burn under UV rays. Yes, darker toned skin may tan instead of burn, but it is still being damaged.
It doesn't matter if you are white, black, red, yellow or any shade in between. If you plan on going outside to enjoy a day at the beach or even for a ride in your car, it is important that you protect your skin using UV resistant clothing and sun block.
How do I protect myself from these harmful UV rays?
The best way you can protect yourself from harmful UV rays - and you don't have to be girls in bathing suit to do this - is to start out by applying sun block with some level of SPF protection to any exposed part of your body, such as your face and hands.
Invest in a pair of Sunglasses that block both UVB and UVA rays to keep your eyes from becoming damaged. Wear long sleeved tops and long pants when walking around outside as these rays bounce off of the pavement and surrounding buildings to hit you. Wear a hat to protect the top of your head.
Finally, invest in swimwear and other clothing that have been rated UPF 50+. These garments are made of a special material that blocks up to 98% of harmful UV rays from getting to your skin.
Regular clothing helps but for the most part allows these rays to still reach your body. Additionally, sun block only protects your skin from UVB rays, allowing UVA rays to still damage your skin.
Protection from the sun needs to start at a young age, so when you see girls in bathing suit romping on the beach, remember that it might be a wise investment to protect your child and yourself with products that block harmful UV rays and protects you skin from long term damage.
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