Protecting Skin From Environmental Damage
When it comes to protecting skin from the sun’s rays, knowledge is power. Know the facts about protecting skin and you’ll be less likely to face wrinkles, brown spots, and skin cancer.
Good sun protection isn’t just about avoiding direct sunlight or hot summer sun. Just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean the sun can’t find you — window glass blocks the UVB light that causes sunburns, but cell-damaging UVA rays still penetrate. UVA Rays make up 95% of our UV exposure. These rays penetrate glass, clothing, clouds and THE DERMIS…contributing to Photo-aging.
Another key element when it comes to protecting skin is Infrared Radiation. Infrared Radiation is Heat. We are exposed to infrared radiation dozens of times per day; ovens, hairdryers, radiators, any object that emits heat. Believe it or not but Infrared Radiation has a deeper penetration than UVA Rays and targets Dermal Fibroblasts contributing even more to Photo-aging.
Sunscreens Are Not Enough For Protecting Skin
Sunscreens are the skins 1st line of defense but even the best sunscreens only block up to 55% UV-induced free radicals and none of the IRA-induced free radicals.