January 10, 2017

Avoid Sun Damage - Protect Your Skin From The Sun

protect your skin from sun damage

If you expose your skin to the UV rays for prolonged periods or on a regular basis, your skin will suffer damage. Driving, walking outdoors, gardening, hanging out washing etc. can all add up to hours of sun exposure every week.

Sun damage includes:
- brown spots
- pigmentation
- uneven skin tone
- thickening of the skin
- open pores
- stimulation of sebum leading to oilier skin
- breakdown of collagen and elastin
- wrinkles
- sagging of skin
- fragile capillaries
- sensitive skin
- dehydrated skin
- skin cancers

Sun exposure leads to many skin conditions that are preventable. Early and consistent prevention is the key to a beautiful skin.

1. Use sunscreen daily, minimum SPF 30
2. Wear a hat when outdoors
3. Stay in share where possible
4. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours
5. Reapply sunscreen after swimming or activities that cause you to sweat and use towels to dry off