UV-Aging-The rays that age without a burn

June 3, 2017

So you want to know what clients say that makes me cringe?
"I really should be better about sunscreen."
"I'm just going to work I'll be inside all day."
"I don't burn so I don't need sunscreen."
And this is why....

 

Ever wonder what exactly is a UV ray? Simply put the sunlight that reaches the earth is made up of two types of rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB).

UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin and plays a key role in the development of skin cancer. 

UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis (the skin's thickest layer) and play a major role in skin aging and wrinkling  or photoaging. 
 

*You can think UVAging and UVBurn

 

Tanning booths primarily emit UVA. The high-pressure sunlamps used in tanning salons emit doses of UVA as much as 12 times that of the sun.
Since both UVA and UVB are harmful, you need protection from both kinds of rays. Use a broad spectrun (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

 

So wear that SPF every day and stay out of the tanning bed.

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