Sun is one of the topmost offenders in making your skin wrinkled. This is because the sun contains hazardous radiations that are harmful when there is too much exposure. Apart from causing wrinkles, overexposure to the sun may also lead to skin cancer and Sunburns. Read on to find out how you can prevent wrinkles caused by the sun.
UVB rays of the sun can penetrate the outer layers of our epidermis or skin. UVA rays can penetrate the skin on a much deeper level through the dermis or the middle layer. UVA is the causative ultraviolet rays of the sun, then lead to skin wrinkles. UVA rays cause premature aging and can even damage blood vessels and connective tissues. Ultimately, the skin loses its elasticity and form wrinkles. UVA rays are also responsible for causing genetic mutations leading to skin cancer as well as in producing Sunburns.
It is vital to choose a good sunscreen to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. The sunscreen should ideally have a skin protection factor or SPF of 15, which will help to filter out almost 93 percent of the UV rays. SPF 50 offers 98% protection, whereas SPF 30 provides 90% protection against sun damage to skins. Look for sunscreens that will filter out UVA rays, if you want to prevent wrinkles. Such broad-spectrum sunscreen has UVA filtering ingredients like avobenzone, Mexoryl, titanium dioxide, oxybenzone, and zinc oxide.
Avoid sun exposure between 10 am to 4 pm as the sun’s rays are strongest during this period. Apply sunscreen half an hour before you step outside and remember to reapply it after every two hours. Use a hat or UV-blocking glass to prevent wrinkles. When the sun’s rays are most intense, try to stay in the shade. Preventing wrinkles caused by sun’s rays is very much possible if you follow these tips of applying sunscreen, reapplying it after every two hours, avoiding the sun during its peak hours, wearing a sun hat, and UV-blocking glass. With these tips, you can enjoy the summer without worrying too much about your skin.
Updated: 15 July 2020
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