Sunscreen use can help prevent melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma, two types of skin cancers. A 2013 study concluded that the diligent, everyday application of sunscreen can slow or temporarily prevent the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. The study involved 900 people in Australia and required some of them to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day for four and a half years. It found that people who did so had noticeably more resilient and smoother skin than those who used no sunscreen.
Minimizing UV damage is especially important for everyone, children, fair-skinned individuals, dark-skinned and those who have sun sensitivity. Two good sunscreens designed for the African weather are CookieSkin’s Brightening Body Lotion spf20 and the Complexion Shield Day Loion spf50