Reasons For Sun Protection All Year

Protecting your skin with an SPF is really important, even during Winter. Many believe that if the sun isn’t shining, you don’t have to protect your skin… WRONG! The UV rays still penetrate through the clouds. Still not convinced? Here are the top 3 reasons why you should protect your skin all year round:

1. Skin Cancer: Do we have to say more? Abusive sun exposure without sun protection can lead to the development of irregular moles, which is the beginning of skin cancer. The DNA is damaged because of the UV rays, therefore will creates abnormal cells.

2. Reduce premature aging: On top of creating skin cancer, I’m sure you don’t want to look like a 30-year-old handbag. Another main effect of UV exposure is premature aging of the skin. Structural changes of the dermis will appear and may include: dryness, wrinkles, accentuated skin furrows, sagging, loss of elasticity, and excessive pigmentation.

3. Reduce damage to the eyes: We tend to forget our eyes when we think of sun protection. 99% of UV rays are absorbed by the front of the eyes. If you want to avoid corneal damage, wearing polarized sunglasses is the answer.

All of these symptoms can be avoided with limited sun exposure and wearing sun protection. Don’t forget the renew your SPF every 2 HOURS if you want FULL protection. Otherwise, after that amount of time, the SPF expires and you are no longer protected. If you start this habit at a young age, you’re giving yourself a favor for the future 🙂

Here is an example of a 69-year-old truck driver, exposing only the left side of his face to the UV rays due to his job. The right side has a lot less impact:

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Written by Emilie Drolet – Manager at The Meta Esthétique Studio Ltd


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