Approximately 80-90% of skin’s visible signs of premature aging are caused by sun exposure. Also known as photoaging, these pesky signs of aging can be prevented with the right tools and knowledge. We’ve compiled a simple Q&A to help give you the information you need to make educated suncare decisions.
You may have heard of UV rays and that they have an effect on your skin. Understanding the different forms of rays is important when researching the right sunscreen for your skin.
It’s crucial to find a formula that provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Zinc Oxide is a key ingredient that prevents damage from both UVA and UVB rays, found in several Glo Skin Beauty products.
Prolonged and unprotected sun exposure causes chemical changes in our skin. These changes include DNA damage, the activation of free radicals, which cause cell damage and the activation of enzymes such as Collagenase. Collagenase breaks down collagen and inhibits the formation of new collagen which can lead to increased wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
The list of undesirable effects of sun damage includes:
This list includes the cosmetic results of photoaging but it’s critical to remember the potentially larger, more serious effect of unprotected sun exposure: skin cancer. Be sure to schedule regular visits with your dermatologist and always investigate suspicious moles and discoloration.
There are 17 active ingredients currently approved by the FDA for use in sunscreens. Both chemical and mineral sunscreens are effective in providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection; some cover UVB while others are UVA.
Glo Skin Beauty offers multiple formulas that have a combination of active sunscreen ingredients to provide broad spectrum, face suncare protection. Choosing the right one for you is a matter of personal preference and skin type.