Common Habits That Cause Chronic Inflammation

Not Wearing Sunscreen Daily

The American Academy of Dermatology advises people to put on sunscreen every day. If you don’t, you won’t just get burned; you will get more inflammation.

A young woman rubs sunscreen onto her shoulder.
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“Exposure to UV light causes inflammation,” dermatologist Ellen Marmur told Vogue. In the morning, apply sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF. While outside, replenish sunscreen every few hours.