How you rank in photoaging?
The middle layer of our skin, the dermis, contains collagen, elastin and other fibers that support our skin structure; UV radiations (UVA and UVB) cause damages to these elements and trigger photoaging.
Exposure to ultraviolet light (either UVA or UVB rays) from sunlight accounts for 90 percent of the symptoms of premature skin aging, including wrinkles. The most important skincare product that’s available to prevent wrinkles is sunscreen, the proper use of sunscreen to block both UVA and UVB radiation is an important weapon in the battle against wrinkles and photoaging. Unfortunately, most people do not use sunscreen correctly and on daily basis.
Skin damage is classified according to a special scale that help dermatologists and health professionals to choose the right treatments: the GOGLAU Classification. Mild damages can start in your late twenties and show minimal pigment change, but the evolution might speed up if you do not apply appropriate protection and safe habits.
Glogau Classification of Photoaging
Does your skin rank in the right age range or better? Well done! Keep to protect yourself
You are not in a good position? Do not give up, It’s never too late for skincare
To optimize prevention and skin health you need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both and avoid either vitamin D deficiency and skin damage
In 2009 fears surrounding the risks of tanning were confirmed and today we know that skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation
When spending time outside in warm weather we may need using both insect repellents and sunscreens products
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Tanning is a fairly recent trend and even today the ‘ideal’ skin colour varies among different cultures