Sun Protection is Important!

At UK Aesthetics Clinic we believe it is crucial to share knowledge with you so that you can look after your skin in the best possible way that you can. So here are our reasons why applying sun cream daily to your skin is an absolute must! Sun cream is important as it can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you the sun’s harmful UV rays. There are two many types of damaging rays, UVB and UVA/ They damage skin cells and their DNA, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, visible vessels, thinks skin and skin cancer.

UVB rays are the main cause of tan and sunburn, this is because they damage the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. UVB rays play a big part in the development of skin cancer, and a contributory role in photoaging and tanning. UVB rays account for 5% of the sun’s rays and vary according to season. They are more intense in summer and at high altitudes.

UVA rays can pass through glass and clouds and are present every day of the year at equal intensity during all daylight hours. They have a longer wavelength in comparison to UVB so they are able to penetrate into the deeper skin layers affecting collagen, elastin and blood vessels.

It is crucial that when buying suncream you look for a label with the term “broad spectrum” this means it has coverage for both UVA and UVB rays. The SPF number only shows the level of protection from UVB rays and each sun cream must be tested by an SPF test procedure.

 

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