With spring warming the air and summer not far behind, you may find yourself wanting to reach for the sunscreen to protect your skin. The truth is, sunscreen can help you year round and you could wear it any time you plan to be out in the sun. Although invisible, harmful UV rays are present all year, so applying sunscreen all year gives you more thorough protection.
What Does UV Light Do to Your Skin?
There are two types of Ultraviolet, or UV, light – UVA and UVB. UVB causes sunburn and skin cancer, while UVA penetrates deeper into the skin and causes the changes we see with aging. You’ll want to find a sunscreen that protects against both forms of UV light, so look for sunscreens labeled “broad spectrum.”
There is a third form of ultraviolet light, called UVC. UVC is the most dangerous type of radiation, but it is usually not a concern as it rarely gets through the Earth’s atmosphere. UVC radiation has, however, been found in some tanning lamps and welding torches. All the more reason to stay away from tanning beds!
How the Sun Ages Your Skin
The sun will inevitably cause signs of aging on the skin, but those who don’t use sunscreen will see a more intense result. Photoaging, a term used to describe the signs of aging that gradually develop on the skin, is the result of cells being damaged by UV and unbalanced levels of elastin. When your skin tries to repair itself, the result is uneven, causing wrinkles and other forms of skin aging. You skin will also have depleted levels of collagen, which is what gives your skin elasticity. The melanin in your skin, which colors your skin as well as protects it from the sun, can also build up in specific places, giving you age spots.
Keep your skin happy and healthy by giving it the protection it needs all year. You’ll feel better and look better with just a little extra care for your skin.
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Laser hair removal is the only way to permanently remove unwanted body hair and give you skin that’s fresh and smooth all year. Laser Smooth Company offers the best laser hair removal services in the Gresham area. We are always open for free consultations, and we’d love to help you take the first steps towards permanent hair removal. We are conveniently located at 2850 SE Powell Valley Rd in Gresham, Oregon. We are waiting for your visit!
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