Sunscreen Benefits

Sunscreen Benefits

Written By Samantha Dym, Contributing Author.

It’s summertime… and while many of us enjoy more outdoor activities this time of year… we must remember how important it is to protect our skin from the sun. Sunscreen, when applied properly, can prevent us from burning and damaging our skin’s surface. It can also help us fend off skin cancer. But, did you know daily sunscreen use can actually slow skin aging by 24%? That’s according to a recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

About the study: 900 adults between the ages of 25 and 55 took part in the Australian medical study. One group was instructed to apply sunscreen to their heads, necks, arms, and hands each morning (and reapplied after bathing and working out) over the course of four years. A second group was told to apply sunscreen at their own discretion. At the end of the study… researchers found those who applied SPF to their body each morning and reapplied after showering/ working out actually showed 24% less skin aging than those who were told to use it at their own discretion.

NCN offers a line of SPF products just in time for the summer. Whether you’re planning to relax on the beach, play some volleyball, go hiking, or fishing… applying sunscreen is necessary. Click here to view some of these great NCN sun protection products. Please note: It is recommended that you apply SPF all year long.