It is hard to get people to understand the importance of sunscreen. They often do not realize how harmful the sun is to their delicate skin. There is also the false belief that if there is no visible damage, then there’s no problem. Everyone must understand that the effects of the sun are not visible until there is severe damage to the skin. As skin care professionals, we must educate our clients on the importance of sunscreen. Here are a few points to discuss with your client at the next appointment. 

The skin is the largest organ in the body 
The skin is often the most ignored as well. Many people take time to use a nightly moisturizer or facial soap but fail to protect the skin during the day. The importance of all day and night skin care is not stressed enough. A slight sunburn can even cause damage to the skin. By adding only a few minutes of their time, a client can help keep their skin safe from the dangers of the sun. Sunscreen helps protect all skin types as well. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone wear sunscreen on a daily basis. 

Sunscreen decreases the risk of developing skin cancer 
From dark complexions to fair skin, everyone runs the risk of skin cancer. The rates of skin cancer are rising in the United States. Melanoma rates have tripled since the 1970s. People are being exposed to the sun and its harmful rays at a higher rate than ever. The truth is that melanoma and skin cancer can be prevented. That little bottle of sunscreen can go a long way. 

Sunscreen can help prevent aging skin 
We have come to accept that wrinkles and discoloration are a part of getting older. It does not have to be that way. While the skin does age, the sun plays a major part in accelerating the aging process. Facial discoloration, sun spots, wrinkles, and premature aging can all be prevented with a little sunscreen. That doesn’t mean avoiding the sun though. You can enjoy the weather with a little protection from your sunscreen. For those worried about getting Vitamin D, you can still wear sunscreen and get your daily dose. The recommended requirements for Vitamin D are only 30 minutes of sunshine for two days out of the week. 

Sunscreen is easy to apply 
There are so many options on the market today. You don’t have to worry about the zinc paste of the old days. Sunscreen comes in a variety of applications. From sprays to roll-on bottles, there is a way for you to apply the product. Sunscreens also have moved away from harsh chemicals to more botanical ingredients. There is no excuse why you should not wear it. 

The sun feels nice and warm but can cause irreversible damage to the skin. Your clients need to know what can be done to protect their skin. By using a few talking points, you can help to keep the client’s skin safe from harmful sun damage.