Growing up my mom always made us wear our SPF when going to the pool or even playing sports outside. I would always be so upset because I wanted to be out in the sun as much as possible to get a tan. The darker I got the better I felt – I loved being tan. In high school, I was one of those girls that would lather up the oil and lay out all day with my girlfriends. Of course mom didn’t know this!
Now that I have worked at Air Tan for over a year and have seen a lot of damaged skin, I can’t believe I layed out all those days in the sun with NO SPF on. The amount of damage the sun can do to your skin is scary and can cause many changes. The best way to protect yourself from these changes is to always wear sunscreen. I know we get tired of people preaching about the importance of it, but after working in an environment where I see a lot of skin, you definitely want to wear SPF as much as possible.
I found this article on Teen Vogue of the top 5 must have SPF products for Spring. Check it out so the next time you are out in the sun, you know what products to use to protect your skin.