While you may be getting bored of all that jibber jabber about why you should wear sunscreen every day and constantly educating clients about sun protection, there is still a large group of people that don’t take it seriously. As skin care professionals and estheticians, it’s our job to educate people on the reasons to wear sunscreen. Here are some tips you can use to help get all your clients in the habit of doing one of the best things possible for their skin.

Decreases the risk of developing skin cancer
When it comes to sun protection, one of the primary reasons to wear sunscreen is the high risk of skin cancer. In fact, rates of skin cancer are on the rise. Since the 1970s, melanoma rates have tripled in the United States… yes, tripled! You can thank the depleting ozone layer, severe sunburns and indoor tanning for these high rates, but that’s beside the point. The point is that skin cancer or melanoma is one of the most preventable diseases.

Skin is the body’s largest organ
It’s common to worry about taking care of our heart or liver, but it’s easy to forget that skin is the body’s largest organ. Think about it: you treat clients’ skin to facials and professional treatments daily, wouldn’t it make sense to also protect the skin? Use your platform to educate clients on the dangers of severe sunburns, and how easy it is to start wearing sunscreen today.

Helps to prevent sun spots and facial discoloration
Let’s get to the point: receiving too much sun ages skin. We’re talking about sun spots, facial discoloration, wrinkles, and premature aging. The easiest way to maintain youthful skin is to enjoy warm weather while wearing sun protection! And if you’re worried about getting your Vitamin D, it just takes 30 minutes of sun twice a week to get your daily vitamin D requirements.

Make sure to look for products with botanical ingredients, because not surprisingly, these work like magic. Ingredients such as green tea can help protect skin cells, and chamomile is an anti-redness agent that soothes sunburned skin.