Sun Protection

SUN PROTECTION

The first line of daily defense against sun damage is daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen. Even on cloudy or overcast days, UV light can strike skin and cause damage, so simply wearing sunscreen on sunny days isnโ€™t enough.

UVA are the silent rays of the sun, you donโ€™t feel them, but they are everywhere. Simple trips to and from your car will also leave you exposed! Even when you are indoors, you are still exposed to the sunโ€™s rays. Though you will not get sunburn while inside, you are still open to UV rays. UVA rays can get through glass. If you doubt this, consider โ€˜driverโ€™s arm.โ€™ This is the occurrence of a personโ€™s left arm being tanner than the right arm because the right arm is expose to sun rays coming through the window. Even a very fair-skinned person whose skin wonโ€™t normally tan will have this happen.

The burning UVB rays are not getting through the glass but the skin-penetrating UVA rays are. These rays are actually are more harmful than those that cause the burn. While the average person with darker complexion has a natural SPF of 13 (which means you can stay in the sun without burning 13 times longer than a person with fairer skin), you still need to include sunscreen in your daily skin care routine for healthy skin. Sunscreens work by absorbing the harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays before they can affect the skin.

Useย broad-spectrum productsย containing ingredients that protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

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