Sunscreen 101: Lessons from a Lupie

Blog, Health and Beauty

sunscreen 101While some sunshine is healthy, most people know that they need to protect themselves from the sun in order to prevent sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancers.  However, there are people for who sunshine is dangerous to their health, even non-solar sources of UV light can cause an immune response. The latter folks are photosensitive, for example, people with lupus (like myself) need to be extra vigilant to cover up not only to prevent unsightly sores on the skin but to prevent exacerbating the condition in other organs. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t understand what types of sunscreens are available or how to use them most effectively.