How To Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage?

Many people abusive love affair with sunlight. They are passionate in having bronze skin beauty. However, sunlight may have DNA altering effects that we need to avoid. We often think that tans are very fashionable and we often have the notion that having a good tan means that we are healthy. In reality, the darkening of our skin is a direct representation of mild skin damage. Direct sunlight can have various health problems, such as skin burning, cancer and premature aging. This could result in various illnesses caused by continuous UV exposure. Unfortunately, many people don’t really prepare themselves when they go to beach and perform various outdoor activities. It means that, accumulated skin damage will happen each day and you should know skin is our primary layer of defense. Sunblock doesn’t really block sunlight and it can’t guarantee complete protection all day. Many of us choose sunscreen based on the SPF or sun protection factor. It is important to know that SPF only provides protection from exposure to UVB light, which directly causes sunburn. It doesn’t protect us against UVA, which is a harmful carcinogen.

It is important for you to save your skin, with some preventative plan and a little diligence. You should take accurate steps to safeguard your skin and you also need to broaden your horizon a bit. When choosing a sunscreen product, you need to make sure that it offers a broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB. The product should contain various oxides, such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide that can absorb or scatter UV light. The SPF value should be 15 or higher. The sunscreen product may contain avobenzone, which also offers protection against UVA. When using sunscreen, people use it only to protect their faces and shoulder. In reality, it needs to be used on parts of our body that is exposed to sunlight. This means that you should use the product on your neck, arms and legs as well. The product shouldn’t be used only when you go to beach, but also when you have prolonged outdoor activities. You also need to do this over and over, because the product will lose the effectiveness throughout the day.

Prior to sun exposure, you should apply the product 30 minutes before that. The sunscreen should also be re-applied every 2 to 4 hours. It is also a good idea if you can run for cover, by staying under the shade as long as possible. Sunglasses, hats and clothing should also be able to protect your skin. This is especially true when you spend much of your time under the sun. Also, you should stay outdoor when sunlight reaches its peak sensitivity, between 10AM to 2PM. By adjusting your schedule, you should be able to avoid the midday sun. Other than providing protective benefits, it is important to ensure that the product is greaseless and comfortable to use. Some products may also act as lip gloss, foundation or moisturizer. The product should be convenient enough that you can achieve full-body and lightweight coverage. Vitamin-rich formula should be able to protect and moisturize our body.

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