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Fight Off Photoaging with Sunscreen

  • Posted Mar 27, 2017
  • By Webmaster

Excessive and prolonged sun exposure can accelerate the skin aging process. Sunscreen doesn’t offer 100% protection from solar radiation, but it can block most of the harmful UV rays if properly used. Broad-spectrum sunscreens are most helpful in protecting the elastin fibers (allows the skin to return to its original shape after being stretched) and the collagen fibers (keeps the skin firm and strong) from being damaged by UVA rays.

Skin with Sunscreen

  • Less exposure to UVB rays, delaying skin redness and preventing sunburn
  • Lower risk of getting skin cancer caused by UV rays
  • Elastin and Collagen fibers on the dermis are protected from sun damage
  • Very minimal fine lines and skin sagging may be observed before age 40
  • Delayed onset of freckles or age spots, uneven skin tone, and dilated capillaries

Skin without Sunscreen

  • UVB rays penetrate the epidermis, causing redness and sunburn when overexposed.
  • Higher risk of developing skin tumors and skin cancer
  • Elastin and collagen fibers are at high risk of getting damaged by UVA rays
  • Wrinkles and sagging skin may be noticeable before age 40 due to damaged elastin and collagen fibers
  • Freckles (for the younger people) or age spots (for older ones), uneven skin tone, and dilated capillaries can appear earlier