Recurrent exposure of the skin to the sun could result in short-term as well as long-term changes in the structure of the skin. In short-term effects, repeated exposure leads to erythema, whereas repeated exposure in the long term could cause irreversible loss of skin elasticity and the development of melanomas and non-melanomas. Photoprotective agents like sunblocks or sunscreens prevent and reduce the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) light.
There are two significant ways that sun exposure can damage your skin health: ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation, which speeds up the aging process in your skin, and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, which burns your skin cells. The UV rays from the sun can reach your skin not just when you are outside but even when you are inside your home or car through the windows.
Why to use Sunscreen?
The use of sunscreens for protection against the damaging effects of sun rays has been on the rise for years. They have been widely used for their photo protective properties, including the prevention of photocarcinogenesisand photo aging, as well as for the management of photodermatoses. Regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent.
5 W’s and H of Sunscreen:
Who Should Use: Everyone Under the Sun!
Why to Use: Reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer!
When to Use:Every day! 30 minutes prior to going outdoors. Reapply every two hours even in winter.
Where to Use: All exposed Skin!
What to Use:Broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher; SPF 30 or higher for a day outdoors!
How to Use:One ounce to the entire body for each application!
**Protected Skin is always in**