Staying out in the sun without sunscreen can cause many down-sides when you reach your forties... (AKA: Karma bites) Your skin will have more wrinkles, you'll get dark sunspots on your skin (they look like huge faded moles) you'll get a risk of getting skin cancer. And lastly, you'll get burned, which is a big No-No... lol... I don't usually get tan because I wear SPF 100 or 50... If you DO want to get tan, I suggest SPF 5 or 10. You should probably ALWAYS wear sunscreen in the sun, no matter what. If you are going to the beach, get waterproof... You know how long it will last on the SPF number... 5 SPF=5 hours... Hope this helps...
10 months ago
Last edited at 8:47AM on 5/16/2013
Very. Skin damage is forever and perpetually life threatening. Depending on whether one is lounging/swimming or physically active (tennis, boating, skiing, etc.) most sunscreens need to be reapplied every 2 - 3 hours to be beneficial. Use a lotion of SPF (Sunscreen Protection Factor) of 15 or higher.
Depends on how much sun exposure you're planning to get. Having a little on parts that will see a lot of sun exposure over your lifetime like face, neck, and hands can make a person look younger and decrease skin cancer risks. Some people are more prone to skin cancer risks and applying sun screen before sunlight exposure would be more important to them.