Avoiding The Sun’s Harmful Rays To Fend Off Wrinkles

There are many different ways to battle the signs of aging naturally. Drinking water just happens to be one of them. By keeping yourself hydrated, you give your skin the opportunity to look smooth and radiant. Not only is moisture essential for maintaining healthy skin, but drinking water helps to rid your body of the toxins that have aging effects. In today’s blog, however, we’d like to focus on the biggest culprit in the world of wrinkle creation: the sun.

How does the sun contribute to the creation of wrinkles?

The sun’s UV rays have damaging effects on all of our exposed skin. This is why using sunscreen is of the utmost importance all year round – not just in the summertime. Unprotected, your skin is susceptible to burning, damaged cells and skin cancer. Needless to say, you should avoid direct exposure to the sun, especially when you haven’t applied any sunscreen. And, in case it wasn’t already obvious, stay away from tanning beds completely!

“Have you ever seen someone who has spent years out in the sun or in a tanning bed?” asks Heather Levin on MoneyCrashers.com, “Their skin is sagging, dark, dry, and full of wrinkles. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the reason is because when you get burned, either by the sun or in a tanning bed (which emits three to five times the UV rays of the sun), you’ve damaged your skin cells. Cumulative damage from UV rays is the primary cause of premature aging and skin cancer.”

What are the best ways to avoid the sun’s harmful effects?

In addition to sunscreen, you should take measures to keep your face protected. After all, the signs of aging are most noticeable in the face. To protect it from developing crow’s feet around the eyes, it’s wise to always wear a pair of shades. “Other than staying indoors and away from windows, sunglasses are the best way to protect the thin, sensitive skin around your eyes from UV radiation,” says Linda Foster on HuffingtonPost.ca.

She also suggests that you “try to wear white or light colours, and wear a hat when you’re outdoors.” But, the truth is, it’s well known that people – especially young people – love to tan during the summertime. Avoiding the sun is the last thing on their minds.

“It can be difficult to refrain from tanning, especially if you are young,” admits Levin, “And when you’re 18 or 20, the concept of all that sun exposure and tanning leading to wrinkles when you’re 35 or 40 seems too far in the distant future to worry about...However, 35 will come a lot faster than you think, and when it arrives, you’ll wish you had taken better care of your skin.”

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Posted: July 22, 2020

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