Protecting your skin from UV light
Everyone is exposed to UV light indoors and outdoors from the sun and many artificial sources like fluorescent lights, smart phones, computer screens – for instance in offices and shops, restaurants, cafes and gyms to name a few.
UVA vs. UVB
As sunlight passes through the atmosphere, all UVC and most UVB radiation are absorbed by ozone, water vapour, oxygen and carbon dioxide. However UVA is less affected by the atmosphere.
Around 90% of UV reaching the Earth is UVA and 10% or less is UVB
UV radiation levels are highest under cloudless skies. ut even with cloud cover, UV radiation can be high without seeing or feeling it. In addition scattering can have the same effect as light being reflected by different surfaces and thus increases total radiation.
Wherever you go take AgeScreen®
UV light is reflected or scattered to varying extents by different surfaces. For instance snow can reflect as much as 80% of UV radiation, dry beach sand about 15%, and sea foam about 25%. If there’s daylight, there’s UVA. On cloudy days, winter days, in the morning, in the evening, with closed or open windows – it’s always there.
Fresh snow can double your Ultra Violet radiation exposure, so wear sunglasses and sunscreen! Moreover with every 1,000 metres increase in altitude, UV light levels increase by 10% to 12%.
Ozone depletion and UV
Scientific models predict that a 10% decrease in the ozone layer could cause an additional 300,000 non-melanoma and 4,500 melanoma skin cancers and between 1.6 and 1.75 million more cases of cataracts worldwide every year.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts appear to different degrees in most individuals as they age. However sun exposure, in particular exposure to UVB, appears to be a major risk factor for cataract development. Therefore when outdoors always wear UV protective, polarized eye wear.
Sunscreens don’t let you stay in the sun longer
Shade, clothing and wide brimmed hats provide the best protection. Applying sunscreen becomes necessary on those parts of the body that remain exposed like the face and hands. Don’t use sunscreen to prolong sun exposure. Remember that sun exposure is cumulative, for example extended childhood sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer later in life.
Children are a special risk group
Children under 1 year should not stay in direct sun light. Furthermore older children under 15 years should be protected the most from the sun because UV exposure is cumulative and contributes to the development of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers in later life. Protect your children as their skin will be healthier and younger through their lives. Remember to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen and sunglasses!
Make Skinara® AgeScreen® and AgeLess 24/7® an essential part of your daily life
Used regularly it helps protect your skin from all major signs of environmental aging. Use AgeScreen® and AgeLess 24/7® to help prevent new wrinkles, dark spots, freckles and blemishes. Promotes elasticity and firmness. So our advice is to use AgeLess 24/7® before applying AgeScreen® to boost antioxidant repair and protection.
Make the most of every day
Invisible, lightweight, perfect over makeup. The best multi protection you can get. From the office to a beach, cafe, shopping on way home. So wear it everywhere as it helps stop skin damage before it starts. Uniquely helps shield your skin from 5 main causes of environmental ageing: UVA, UVB, IR, Pollution, Blue Light.