1. Protects against sunburn Sunlight consists of two types of harmful rays, UVA and UVB. UVA rays, which are used in tanning booths, are mainly linked to long term skin damage which help form wr...
1. Protects against sunburn
Sunlight consists of two types of harmful rays, UVA and UVB. UVA rays, which are used in tanning booths, are mainly linked to long term skin damage which help form wrinkles and are also associated with some skin cancers. UVB rays are responsible for sunburn and are believed to cause most skin cancers. When the skin absorbs ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, it can damage the genetic material in skin cells. Sunscreen works to defend the skin against UV rays by absorbing, reflecting, or dispersing sunlight.
2. Reduces risk of cancer
Sunscreen protects your skin and reduces your risk of developing skin cancer. Applying SPF as well as carrying out other sun protection behaviours such as wearing sunglasses can reduce the damaging effects of sun exposure.
3. Reduces redness and inflammation
Too much time in the sun will result in the inflammation of the skin and sunburn. The ultraviolet rays from the sun damages the skin, causing it to turn red as the body directs more blood to the affected area to repair the damage. Wearing SPF will prevent this from happening.
4. Helps to control blotchy and hyperpigmented skin
Uneven skin pigmentation refers to parts of the skin becoming discoloured or darkening in certain areas. This can be hereditary in some cases, but it can also be caused by sun exposure. Blotchy skin or dark spots may spring up on the face, hands and other parts of the body regularly exposed to the sun. Most people tend to suffer with this on their face.
5. Prevents wrinkles and fine lines
One of the most preventative formulas for wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet is SPF. Lengthy exposure to sun rays prematurely ages your skin as well as the loss of collagen and elasticity in your skin. By applying SPF daily, you’re helping to stop early signs of aging.
Sun exposure can have a serious effect on your skin by potentially causing premature aging, skin cancer, and many other skin changes. SPF should be worn all year round, come rain or shine!
7th June 2021