Protect Your Skin Against the Effects of Anti-Aging
Nothing feels quite like the warm rays of sunshine shining down on a perfect summer’s day! Coupled with long lazy days at the beach, swimming, surfing and soaking up the sun it’s no wonder that summer is seen as everyone’s favourite season!
With longer days, and the need to get out and shake off the winter blues, it is important to question the effects that sun exposure has on our bodies..
Whilst some are positive,others can be negative to our health and skin causing premature anti aging and other detrimental effects
Here we examine some of the most common effects of sun exposure and how to combat the negatives to help keep your skin looking healthy and young.
Positive Effects of Sun Exposure
Without a doubt, the way it makes you feel and a certain mood improver!
Studies have shown a correlation between exposure to sunshine and boosted levels of serotonin - a mood-enhancing chemical, which makes one feel happier.
Production of Vitamin D, (affectionately known as Sunshine D), essential to keeping our immune systems strong, as well as helping to strengthen bone and muscle.
Reduced symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis, where the skin sheds skin too fast resulting in dry, scaly patches that can be quite itchy. Moderate exposure to sunshine can help slow down the growth of skin cells to provide some relief.
Whilst the above is certainly good news for the paler of us, more often than not, without controlled exposure and the correct way of ‘prepping’ our skins for the outdoors, the effects can be quite damaging.
Negative Effects of Sun Exposure
Some of these are obvious such as the red and blistery result from sunburn, but others are more subtle, and can take longer to materialize, resulting in long term damage to both your skin and health.
In worst case scenarios, excessive exposure to the sun and its UV rays can result in the development of skin cancer, so a cautious and moderated approach to the amount of sun you are exposed to is always best practice.
One other way that our skin is affected by the sun is the early onset of wrinkles and an accelerated appearance of aging. Skin contains collagen and elastic tissue to help keep the skin smooth and firm. Exposure to UV rays can damage collagen and elastic tissue, causing it to lose its ability to return to its normal shape. This results in sagging and wrinkles. Excess of sun exposure can also cause the appearance of irregular light or dark spots on the skin.
Combatting the Effects of Sun Exposure
Fortunately there are some real easy and handy tips to protecting your skin from the effects of the sun as well as reducing and reversing the visible signs of anti aging
The most obvious of these are:
Applying a good quality sunscreen with a SPF factor rating of 45 or higher and ensuring that it is applied regularly when you are outdoors. This will help reduce wrinkles under the eyes
Ensuring that you stick to shaded areas as much as possible. A wide brimmed hat and an umbrella are handy items to have in summer
Keeping yourself hydrated at all times. Nothing quite beats the taste of iced cold water on a hot summer’s day!
Invest in Anti Aging Skin Care Products
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The Silk’n anti-aging product and skin care range is designed to suit all needs offering a range of ‘in home’ anti aging devices which makes high quality skin care both affordable and uncomplicated
This easy-to-use anti aging handheld device removes dead skin cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines, under eye wrinkles, age-spots and acne scars by combining vacuum stimulation and gentle microdermabrasion exfoliation. The result is flawless and youthful looking skin!
Engineered to reduce the visual impact of sun exposure, as well as general aging, the FaceFX uses Home Fractional (HF) Red Light therapy and deep thermal heating to stimulate collagen production in the skin. The result is improved skin texture and tone with drastically reduced wrinkles and fine lines.
The secret to this anti-aging facial treatment device lies in the revolutionary HT™ (Home Tightening) technology, which transforms the skin from the inside. By tightening facial skin, reducing wrinkles and reinstating collagen and elastin fibres, the result is a remarkably younger looking you!
So there you have it! Some easy and useful remedies to combatting the anti aging effects the sun can have on our skin.
With a little planning, and some of the right products to help you reduce the effects of UV rays, there’s no need to miss out on those amazing deep blue and sun-filled summer days!