Curious. My mother does not believe in sunscreen - she says she hates the way it makes her skin feel and does not like the idea of putting heavy chemicals on her face. She wears foundation, but chooses ones that do not contain SPF. She is turning 70 soon and has beautiful smooth skin with few discolourations or wrinkles. She never excessively tanned but is not afraid to go in the sun either. She, like me, does have naturally oily, olive-toned skin that does not burn easily, so perhaps this helps? Anyway..it makes me wonder.....I feel the pressure to wear sunscreen because of everything I read. Everyone seems super obsessed with sun avoidance these days. I worry about sun damage and premature aging. But I also have very low vitamin d due to my autoimmune disease, live in Canada where I get very little warm sun for most of the year and when I do get warm sun on my face, I feel better. For centuries people survived without sunscreen....so why is essential that we wear it every day now? Why do we need to use manmade chemicals to protect ourselves? Thoughts? Does wearing chemicals on my face every day outweigh the risks of sun exposure?