👋 Hi friends,
Welcome to todays Beauty Secret!
Today, lets talk about skin 💡
When it comes to keeping your skin looking and feeling it's very best - and possible slowing down the hands of time - then if you do nothing else, remember to do this...
The sun can cause skin damage all year round – even on a cloudy winter days! 🌥
And, while most of your skin remains hidden by clothing, it's definitely on show when it comes to the skin on your face!
The man in the image above is 69 years old, but half of his face looks much older, due to the condition 'Photo-Ageing'.
This man was a heavy goods driver for 28 years, and because he drove his vehicle with the right side facing the window, that side of his face received more UVA & UVB rays from the sun.
Premature photo-ageing is the result of chronic exposure to the sun's UVA and UVB rays, without protection!
Both UVB & UVA rays have ageing effects on the skin:
UVB - Burns the skin and causes hyperpigmentation UVB makes up just 5-10% of solar radiation. It's high energy damages the skins epidermal layers and causes sunburn. UVB is most potent between 10am and 4pm from April to October and does not significantly penetrate glass.
UVA - Ages the skin by breaking down Collagen UVA rays account for 90 to 95% of UV radiation that reaches the Earth. UVA is present throughout all daylight hours and throughout all seasons. UVA ages the skin by breaking down the skins collagen, and can even penetrate through clouds and glass!
Luckily, you can protect against both UVB & UVA rays with SPF broad spectrum creams.
Broad spectrum means that the SPF will be protecting you against both the UVB and UVA rays! 👏
I recommend investing in a broad spectrum cream that contains at least SPF 30.
The SPF number indicates how much UVB it filters out: an SPF 15 filters out about 93% of UVB rays, compared to 97% for an SPF 30 👏
It's scientifically proven that if you don’t protect your skin with a broad-spectrum SPF cream every day your skin will age faster!
Photo-ageing is not part of the natural ageing process - it's avoidable! ☀️🙅♀️
If you see a 90-year-old person and look at a part of their body that has not been exposed to the sun, it will look pretty smooth and wrinkle-free!
So, if you wish to future-proof the skin on your face, wear a broad-spectrum SPF every day - rain or shine! 🙏
I hope you've learnt some useful tips on how to keep your skin youthful and protected...
...and I hope I've inspired you to start adding this essential beauty step to your every day routine!
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