No matter if you live in the Northern or Southern hemisphere and summer or winter is headed your way, there’s one thing you need to think about every month of the year…the sun! Cloudy or sunny, cold or hot, the sun is always there beating down on your body and damaging your skin. In fact:
- In the US, over 4 millions cases of skin cancer are treated each year.
- In Australia, two-in-three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.
If you want beautiful skin without damage, then it’s time to start taking care of your skin. Skin Cell reached out to us with a helpful infographic about the damages caused by too much sun exposure and why it’s so important to always wear sunscreen. We’ll break down the key elements below.
You may love the sun, but it doesn’t love you. The sun’s rays cause 80% of your skin’s aging. That means that if you have wrinkles, lines, age spots, or sagging skin, you can thank the sun. That’s why it’s so important to slather on sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. And don’t forget to reapply.
The truth is that age doesn’t always cause wrinkles. Do you know what does? The sun! UV rays damage your skin causing it to stretch, sag, and develop wrinkles. To keep your beautiful skin looking young, you can’t afford sun-created wrinkles.
Do you have uneven skin tone? That could be the fault of the sun. The sun can lead to the uneven production of melanin, which causes sunspots and other irregular pigmentation issues. Our Skin Magic Tea can help reverse the issues of uneven skin tone, but if you want to stop it before it starts, stay out of the sun.
You can put on lotion all day and every day, but if you keep getting too much sun exposure, your skin will always be too dry. UV radiation causes significant damage to the topmost layer of your skin, causing it to lose moisture and other essential oils. And, as you know, dry skin can lead to aging, acne, and other issues.
As we mentioned at the beginning, skin cancer is a major issue caused by the sun’s UV rays. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and can quickly spread to other parts of your body. Look for unusual spots that are brown, black, pink, or the color of your skin tone. To prevent skin cancer, you have to protect your skin from UV radiation—either nature or from artificial tanning.
Age spots are caused by chronic exposure to the sun. They resemble flat colored spots on exposed parts of your body including your face, neck, and hands. Many people confuse age spots with freckles, but age spots are typically bigger and develop in large numbers.
While getting a tan might seem important, it’s not great for your beautiful skin or your body. Instead, every time you’re out in the sun, make sure you’re wearing sunscreen that is, at least, SPF 30 and protects from both UVA and UVB rays.