UV Exposure may result in:
- Lines/wrinkles (may start mid 30's or earlier)
- Loss of tone (Sagging)
- Discolouration (dark spots, uneven tone)
- General surface and deep tissue damage
- Skin sensitivity
- Skin thickening
- Skin cancer
The sun's damage is cumulative and it cannot be reversed with skincare products.
Wearing reliable sun protection every single day of your life can truly prevent wrinkles and photo aging.
All skins are affected negatively by unprotected sun exposure.
Some myths to consider:
that it is a good idea to get a 'healthy' base tan before vacation
sun damage only occurs on sunny days
only fair skinned people need to practice 'safe sun'
sunscreen inhibits vitamin D absorption in the skin
Does the SPF rate UVB or UVA or both?
What percentage of the signs of aging can be attributed to external aggressors? 70%? 80%? 90%?
It is best to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure? Y/N
UVA rays penetrate glass? Y/N
The Sun: intro and facts by Kimberly St James is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), except where otherwise noted.
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