With hot days just around the corner, we assume you’re getting prepped to beat the heat in style. The pretty dresses, straw hats and colorful scarves are a common sighting in the summer months. And can we forget to mention sunscreen?

We all know how important sun protection is to the health of our skin. Sunscreen acts as a shield for your skin and protects it from the damaging rays of the sun. Perhaps, it is for this reason that many choose to stock their cosmetic cupboards with bottles of sunscreen before summer comes knocking.

However, there are a few questions we would like to ask. Are you using sunscreen regularly? Are you using it in the way you’re supposed to? And, are you sure you’re using the right one for your skin?

You must be wondering what we’re talking about. After all sunscreen is sunscreen. Well, we’re trying to hint at the myths surrounding sunscreen and its use. If you’ve never heard of them you can learn about them below.

Myth #1 Reserve sunscreen only for the hot summer days

We slather loads of sunscreen only when going out on a hot summer afternoon or to a beach party. Why? Because, we believe the sun is strong during this time and there are greater chances of tanning. The harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun are transmitted to the surface of the earth even when the sun is weak and dull on a cloudy or wintry day. So, don’t only reserve sunscreen for a summer’s day. Wear it daily and lowers the risk of skin damage. The basic principle is to wear sunscreen whenever you decide to move outdoors.

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