Healthy Summer Skin UVA, UVB, SPF, Keeping you in the Know!Written by Virginia Alexander 29 June 2011
UVA (Think: A is for Ageing, UVA’s cause premature ageing) UVA rays are ultraviolet rays or radiation sent from the sun to the earth; the they can penetrate deep into the skin and can cause premature ageing, dry skin, wrinkles, sun/age spots or pigmentation changes in the skin. The kind of changes we don’t want or need.
UVB (Think: B for Burning, UVB’s cause the skin to burn) UVB rays or radiation are the rays that affect the top layers of the skin: again causing damage to the skin, like discolorations and sun burning!
SPF: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor (Think F for fixing sun damage before it starts) Products, like moisturizers with a good SPF factor are crucial in protecting the skin from the Sun’s harmful rays.
Recommended Sun Protection Factor used daily would be a: SPF 30 sunscreen or moisturizer.
Both UVA and UVB radiation cause wrinkles by breaking down collagen, creating free radicals, and inhibiting the natural repair mechanisms of the skin.
NOTE: It takes Sun Screen at least 20 minutes to be absorbed and utilized properly to deter sun damage, so always apply your sun screen 20 to 30 minutes prior to hitting the great outdoors!
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