The Science of Beauty
With the summer months approching, many people are heading out for fun in the sun. However, it might not be as harmless as it sounds. Exposing yourself to harsh sun rays without any skin protection, can potentially contribute to premature aging, wrinkles, and skin cancer. When going outside (or everyday), sunscreen should be applied at least 20 minutes before heading out in a generous amount.
Sunscreen is designed to protect your skin from certain UV (ultraviolet) radiation types UVA and UVB. UVA radiation penetrates deeply into the layers of the skin and is mainly responsible for causing wrinkles and skin aging. UVB radiation is linked to buring, tanning, and progressing the aging of the skin; this also contributes to skin cancer. Choosing the right sunscreen is not only determined by the SPF (sun protection factor) but certian ingredients to help to protect against UVB as well as the more threatening UVA raditation that not all sunscreens protect your skin from. In order to protect skin from UVA radiation ingredients like Mexoryl SX, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide are added. A “broad specturm” sunscreen that is water resistant and should have an SPF of 15 or higher.
Know how to protect your skin and still look amazing.
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