Protect Your Skin From The Rays
The sun is a powerful source of ultraviolet radiation, which causes DNA damage and genetic mutations that lead to the development of skin cancer. While it’s true that the sun’s UV levels are strongest when temperatures are high, the truth is you are exposed to the sun’s harmful rays all year round even in the winter.
In fact according to the World Health Organisation, fresh snow is a major reflector of UV radiation, which is why skiers wear goggles to protect their eyes from snow blindness. Wearing sunscreen every single day, no matter how warm it is outside, is the easiest and best way to prevent skin from absorbing these dangerous UV rays, especially if you are outdoors. It does not matter what season it is.
Not all sun damage looks the same. Any change in skin colour is a sign of sun damage, even if it’s not red. Although red or pink is a tell-tale sign that you have been burned, studies confirm that you can have a sunburn long before your skin becomes visibly pink.
You need adequate sunscreen protection no matter how warm it is outside, taking care to ensure extra protection during those midday hours. Each sunburn increases your odds of skin cancer. Though getting sunburnt doesn’t guarantee you will develop skin cancer in your lifetime, every single sunburn you get increases the risk that you will.
Note that Makeup alone should not be considered a substitute for sun protection. If you are spending any prolonged time outside, you will need to protect your skin with sunscreen. Hats, sunglasses and clothing designed for sun protection is an added bonus.
You can still get a tan wearing sunscreen, it all depends on the strength of the SPF.
SPF, is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect the skin from UV rays. It is logical to think that an SPF of 30 is twice as good as an SPF of 15 and so on. According to Spencer, an SPF 15 product blocks about 93% of UV rays; an SPF of 30 product blocks 97% of UV rays; and an SPF of 50 product blocks about 98% of rays.
Ruth Crawley Beauty offers affordable IPL,LED, Microdermabrasion, Collagen Induction Therapy / Micro Skin Needling / Microneedling from her Heddon Greta Beauty Salon located a short trip for those based in the Hunter Valley or Maitland regions.