It is important to take Sun Safety precautions
We all love sunny days but for the matter of a fact, the Sun is our skin’s worst enemy.
Therefore, it is important to wear sun screen, in order to protect our skin from damaging UVA and UVB and prevent signs of ageing.
What’s the difference between UVA and UVB Rays?
UVB is what causes the skin to burn.
UVA penetrates deeper to the skin, which causes long term damages such as signs of ageing, wrinkles and Melanoma skin cancer.
You can read more about it in the US Skin Cancer foundation site.
Shall we protect ourselves in the same way against these 2 rays?
Look for a sun screen or a sun block that has protection against the full spectrum of UVA and UVB, that both do cause an enoumous damage to the skin
What is the difference between sun screen and sum block?
Sun block- will physically block the UVA/ UVB throughout the day whereas sunscreen is lighter and has to be applied more often.
What does SPF mean?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which means: How long will it take to your skin to burn as opposed to if you had no sunscreen at all.
When you see on a sunscreen bottle “SPF 25”, it means that it will take 25 times longer for your skin to burn in opposed to similar conditions without the sunscreen.
How much sunscreen do u need to apply?
Cover all your skin and re-apply on a regular basis.
If u do any activity outside and you are sweating or swimming, note to be on top of it and wear a water proof sunscreen or use a sun block
Do u burn easier when u get older?
It is extremely important to protect yourself when you are younger against the sun.
Most damage happens to your skin before you reach 18, Then you will develop the long term damage along the road.
Protect yourself also when you are indoors !
The UVA rays penetrate through glasses and windows so if you are driving, for example, note to wear sunscreen as well.
Watch skin care expert Steve Gendron explains about Sun safety. Learn and implement!