Summer is almost here and I am so ready for it after a long harsh winter. Although my skin did take a nice break from the excruciating sun, I am ready to get my vitamin D on! I thought to be prepared for it this time around. Now don’t get me wrong, as much as I know how beneficial the sun is to earth and our health, there is so many harmful side effects that one face. And my face is what I’m worried about.
Our skin should never be taken for granted. Although the sun nourishes our crops and helps us produce potable water, sunlight also contains UV radiation. We know that prolonged exposure to this radiation invites sunburn and skin cancer – and it assaults our bodies’ natural defenses. As ever, it’s important to wear sunscreen, but protection from the sun goes beyond protection against sunburn.
Overexposure doesn’t necessarily mean sunbathing or getting sunburned. About 70% of sun damage happens during everyday activities like walking to and from your car or driving—something that can accumulate all day long and in all seasons. The sun’s rays can wear away the elastic tissues in the skin, among other things.
The sun does this by emitting three types of ultraviolet (UV) rays that can damage skin. The most plentiful rays are UVA rays. They can go deeply through the skin, causing accelerated aging and other unhealthy and unwanted skin abnormality. So I went ahead and gathered my top 5 reasons why you too should fight the sun’s harmful effects.
The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.
Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations.
It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.
It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.
And FYI, the best sun defense care product should always contain precious UV pearls to give you the ultimate protection in advanced sunscreen technology.
See you around!