Avoid Sun and Skin Aging This Spring & Summer
As we enter the spring and summer months, we can feel good about leaving behind dry and chapped skin from harsh winter weather. However, we must remain mindful of sun and skin aging as we embark on these new seasons.
Sun and skin aging are two harsh realities that come with warmer weather. In fact, sun damage is the leading cause of premature skin aging while also increasing your risk of developing skin cancer.
What is Sun Damage?
Most people believe that sun damage is a sunburn, but sun damage refers to any type of damage that the sun does to your skin. Sun damage can manifest in many ways, including sunspots, wrinkles, and a loss of collagen. Sun exposure can also cause the skin to become dry and leathery, increasing skin aging and overall aged appearance. Over time, sun damage can lead to more severe problems such as actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions) and skin cancer.
Skin cancer risk happens when skin is exposed to the sun’s UV radiation for extended periods without protection. The sun emits two types of UV rays, UVA and UVB rays. Both types of UV radiation can damage the skin and cause premature aging. However, UVB rays are more intense and are responsible for sunburns, while UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and cause long-term damage.
How to Avoid Sun Damage this Spring and Summer
While some sun damage is inevitable (after all, we can’t avoid going outside altogether), there are ways to reduce the amount of sun damage that your skin suffers each year. Here are a few tips:
- Stay in the Shade: Shield your skin from harsh UV rays by staying in the shade as much as possible—especially between the hours of 11 am-1 pm, when the sun is at its strongest.
- Use Sunscreen Every Day: Even if it’s cloudy or you’re only going outside for a short period, you must protect your skin. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and make sure to reapply it every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
- Invest in our Anti-Oxidant Boost: The MEG 21 with Supplamine® Anti-Oxidant Boost is a must-have for anyone looking to protect their skin against the signs of aging. The Boost helps to neutralize free radicals, which can damage cells and lead to premature aging. Additionally, the Boost helps improve damage incurred by the environment and the sun, giving your skin a firmer, more youthful appearance.
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