Must –know facts
- 95% of skin aging changes are caused by sun exposure and most of the skin damage is attributed to UVA (aging rays) compared to UVB (burning rays).
- Long wavelength UVA, which comprises the vast majority of UV light is very close in wavelength to visible light. A simple rule of thumb: no matter what skin color, if you are outside in daytime, you should protect against UVA even if the sun isn’t hot or doesn’t shine. UVA comes through, clouds, car windows and windshield as you drive.
- Sunscreen is a must! It should be used daily, year round to prevent hyperpigmentation; dark spots, uneven skin tone, post acne scars and hormonal discoloration.