The Effects Of Sun Damage
Spending prolonged amounts of time in the sun without any form of protection poses many risks to the health of your skin and your health in general. Over exposure to the UV rays of the sun causes changes to occur in your skin cells, which can lead to cases of sunburn, skin damage, premature ageing of the skin and, in serious cases, skin cancer.
90% of all occurrences of skin cancer are due to sun damage and so it is vital that you stay protected. This includes covering up by wearing clothing that covers the areas most at risk from sun damage, such as long sleeved t-shirts or sun hats. Not only this, but be sure to use sun cream on a daily basis that possesses a high SPF number of 30.
What Type Of Sun Damage Can Lead To Skin Cancer?
Sunlight contains 3 types of ultraviolet light: UVA, UVB and UVC. It is this Ultraviolet light that causes damage to the DNA within our skin cells. Of the 3, UVB is the main cause of non melanoma skin cancer as it is the one that is most likely to burn the skin, although UVA is now also linked.
UVA is what causes premature skin ageing as it penetrates deep into the skin, whereas UVC is typically not a problem as it is filtered out by the Earth’s ozone layer.
Keep Safe In The Sun
As mentioned above, it is very important to always wear a sunscreen with a high SPF in order to keep safe in the sun. Here at Sthetix Clinic in Liverpool, we advise you to aim for a high SPF in order to ensure maximum protection.
We offer a range of skincare products that contain SPFs and are always on hand to give you free advice on protecting your skin in the summer sun. Feel free to book a free consultation with us today so that we can discuss your personal skincare and advise you on how best to maintain your skin’s health.