The sun’s powerful rays make us feel happy, and in the short term, can make us look good. But our love of the sun isn’t a two-way street. Exposure to sun can causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces.

What are the effects of the sun?

1. Sun Exposure May Cause Up To 90% Of The Visible Changes Attributed To Aging

2. UV Exposure Seems To Be Responsible For 80% Of Visible Facial Aging Signs

3. Sun Damage Affects All Layers Of Your Skin

Sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily — taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you’re young, it will definitely show later in life. *webmd

Prevention is key to keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Sunscreen and shade will be your skin’s best friend.

Here are a few things to remember;

*Apply sunscreen before you step foot outside. SPF needs approximately 20 minutes to sink in before your skin is completely protected from UV ray.

*The active ingredients in sunscreens can lose their potency, so check the expiration date.

*People often forget to protect their scalp—and end up with a burn in their part. Mist your scalp and hairline with a spray sunscreen.

Take care of your skin and remember you’re worth it.

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