How Sunscreens Protect your Skin: Understanding UVA and UVB Rays
We all need protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV). This includes UVA and UVB wavelengths.
Prolonged exposure can damage DNA, cause premature skin aging (the leading cause of wrinkles, fine lines, rubbery skin, loss of skin elasticity, degeneration of collagen, etc.), and promote the development of potentially deadly skin cancer. The scariest thing about this is you usually don’t see any of this until it’s too late.
When it comes to skin protection, prevention is the key.
It is recommended to use sunscreen daily because unless you live in a cave, you’re always at risk. Pay special attention as well when you’re exposed for prolonged periods like at the beach or among snow when the reflectivity of water and ice amplifies the sun’s rays.Continue Reading