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The harmful effects of sun exposure to your facial skin care

You’ve heard it hundreds of times, we are sure.
“Always protect yourself from the sun!”
Do you listen to the advice?

Prolonged sun-exposure can cause serious damage to skin.
Curious to learn about how this happens?
Keep reading!

Sunlight emits UV rays which penetrate the outer layer of our dermis (skin) and pass into the deeper layers where they can damage or kill our skin cells.

When the outer layer of our skin absorbs these UV rays the pigment melanin (which protects our skin from the sun) can burn and overtime this causes your skin to lose its elasticity causing you to age prematurely.

Careless sun exposure can also cause discoloration of the skin.
If you are already suffering from acne, the last thing you want is a complexion with even more spots on it.

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We know you might think that time in the sun actually helps your skin to clear up a bit, but in the long run this just isn’t the case. Why not?

In the short term, yes, the sun does dry out your skin, which makes you believe it is clearing up your breakouts. However, the long-term effect of over-drying your skin (which you might have caught on to by now) is that it ends up overproducing oil, which is exactly what you are trying to avoid in the first place.

The best way to PROTECT YOURSELF from the sun’s harmful rays is to avoid it between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm. If you do find yourself outdoors during these hours our first suggestion is to keep a hat with you, it is much better to cover your skin that to put products on it for sun protection.

If you happen to be against the idea of wearing hats, we suggest you look for non-comedogenic sunscreens that won’t clog your pores.
Even better are the natural alternatives to sunscreen.
With no harmful chemicals in them, you will feel protected from both the sun and awful chemical ingredients.

 

How sun exposure harms your skin

  • UV rays can kill or damage your skin cells
  • It causes skin discoloration
  • It dries out your skin leading to over production of oil
  • Leads to wrinkles and aged-looking skin
  • Can lead to skin cancer

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