Both prolonged and everyday sun exposure trigger a process called photo-ageing, caused by oxidative stress. The effects of the sun on general skin ageing should not be underestimated.
80% of premature ageing of the skin is a result of the damaging effects of UV rays.
Although the skin has the ability to protect itself from the sun through tanning and thickening of the epidermis, there is a limit. This limit varies from person to person, and once exceeded results in permanent damage to the skin, and acceleration in the signs of ageing.
Anytime we are exposed to the sun, even in winter, the skin is exposed to damaging UV radiation. Read more about the effects of both UVA and UVB on the skin here. This can lead to tanning, sunburn, uneven pigmentation, skin ageing and in the worst cases, even skin cancer. A committed approach to sun protection is needed to reduce the damaging effects of the sun. Integrating the appropriate SPF products into the daily skin care routine will help. An appropriate sunscreen is chosen by skin type, pigmentation type and the sun intensity at the current location. Read more about facial sun protection.