WHY SUN CAN DAMAGE YOUR SKIN?
Solar radiation is the main cause of visible signs of skin aging. When UV rays reach the dermis of unprotected skin areas, they trigger the degradation of dermal collagen fibers and elastic fibers as well as other basal components of the skin.
UVA & UVB rays activate enzymes that are responsible for this degradation.
Your skin is fragile and whether it is winter or summertime, take care of it and ensure its wellness by applying for broad-spectrum protection and protecting it from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB.
Let’s talk about the harmful effects of UVA and UVB.
UVA rays are responsible for the signs of skin aging. They stimulate the synthesis of melanin and will result in your skin changing color when your skin essentially tans.
They deeply penetrate the skin and play a major part in the skin aging process causing wrinkles and sun spots.
UVB rays are more energetic than UVA rays and affect the superficial layers of the skin and will lead to solar erythema (sunburn). UVB rays are more energetic than UVA rays and can generate molecular disorders. In the long term, this can lead to skin cancers, including melanoma.
What are they responsible for on our skin?
The oxidative stress that results from radiation exposure can cause damage to the skin such as wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of skin elasticity.
How do we see UVs have reached your skin?
Wrinkles or sagging skin: As we age, skin slows down its production of collagen, the protein that maintains skin elasticity and helps your skin stay plump. Sun exposure can influence collagen production and therefore lead to premature wrinkles or sagging skin.
Hyperpigmentation: Patchy discolorations can appear on your skin. Very similar to sun spots, they can be caused by damage to the melanin cells in your skin.
Sunspots: Hyper-pigmented spots that may develop on your face, forearms, and the back of your hand.
Melasma: manifests with dark patches that can be located on the forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip, or chin.
Premature signs of skin aging can manifest themselves in different ways:
It is sometimes referred to as the mask of pregnancy due to the fact that it can be triggered by an increase in hormones in pregnant women. Melasma generally results from two particular causes: hormone fluctuations and sun exposure.
This is why it is important to have an SPF 50+ broad-spectrum protection to protect your skin from both UVA & UVB rays. It can help prevent premature signs of skin aging.
But, what does SPF 50+ mean?
The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of a sunscreen is a measure of how well it protects the skin from sunburns and UVB rays.
The number 50, is related to the amount of time your skin is protected from the sun. Meaning that it would take 50 times longer for your skin to burn than if you do not wear sunscreen protection.
The + mention indicates that it must provide at least SPF60 in testing.
Dermaceutic has tailored a skincare range to provide very high sun protection with age defense properties. Discover our SPF50+ products and get the best out of the sun while protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays :
Sun Ceutic 50+ and Sun Ceutic 50+ Tinted protect the skin thanks to powerful UVA/UVB filters and certifies an SPF 50+. Its unique stem cell stimulator, associated with hyaluronic acid, helps to prevent signs of photoaging.
Derma Defense Light and Derma Defense Medium with SPF 50 intensely hydrates skin, homogenizes skin tone, and protects against UV rays.
K Ceutic restores and protects the skin by delivering essential nutrients and a very high SPF 50. Its advanced formula contains a combination of ingredients designed to repair, nourish, protect and soothe the skin.