Safeguarding Your Skin: Why Start In Advance?

Did you ever ask yourself what the manifestations of skin damage are? Well, if you are still young, the damaged inflicted by the sun’s rays might not yet be that visible. This is due to the fact that the everyday blow our skin receives build up until it makes itself visible at a later time. For this reason, people only get to become acquainted with these horrifying effects for real if they are already forty years old and above. So, even at an early age, know how you will be able to appropriately guard your skin from the sun.

Now, we will determine what these unfavorable effects are. On the top of this list is sunburn. Though sunburns might seem minor, they actually pose high risks for skin cancer development most especially melanoma. Next is premature aging or early aging. The sun’s ultraviolet rays contain free radicals which cause wrinkles and other signs that make people appear old by modifying peoples’ genetic make-up. Accompanying premature aging is the manifestation of dry and firm skin. It is also due to the sun that our immune system can fail to perform its functions. As a result, we can easily develop various types of disorders even skin cancer. Lastly, the most adverse effect of the sun is skin cancer – the most frequent type of cancer. Based on its origin or the cells it affect, three cancer types are named: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. The type of skin cancer that most individuals suffer from is basal cell carcinoma. The next type, squamous cell carcinoma, which results from actinic keratosis, has the second highest prevalence. The third type, malignant melanoma, is well-known for its high mortality rate. It is therefore very important to go to a hospital at once if abnormal skin changes start to manifest.

So, if you do not want to have anything to do with these harmful effects, learn how you can be adequately protected. If you know someone from the younger age brackets, encourage them to do the same.

Whether you are under the safety of your roof or frolicking under the sun’s mistakably wonderful rays, do not slip into your memory to always apply sunscreen. For sunscreens, there exists the term sun protection factor or SPF. If you are indoors, you can use a sunscreen with a lower sun protection factor. However, a sunscreen designated with a sun protection factor of fifteen and above is what you will need once you decide to go outside. You must also ensure that the sunscreen you are to to take home is a broad-spectrum sunscreen – helpful against the two types of ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB. There is no better way of knowing this but by finding the terms titanium oxide, zinc oxide or UVA/UVB filters on the label. Always put a more than enough amount of sunscreen on your skin to be sure. During the time at which the sun’s rays are most damaging – from ten in the morning until three in the afternoon – reduce your activity under the sun. As an added skin protection, cover your body with protective clothing from head to toe – hats or caps, sunglasses, clothes with sleeves and pants or jeans.

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