We all love the feeling that the sun gives us… It warms us up and makes us feel relaxed and rejuvenated from within… Especially when we’re laying on a banana lounge, with a pina colada in our hand! But have you ever stopped to think exactly WHAT that sunshine is doing to your skin or overall health? … Don’t get me wrong – a little vitamin D here and there is OK… But in small amounts, and here’s why.
Even though UV rays only make up a very small portion of the sun’s rays, they are the main cause of the sun’s damaging effects on the skin.
UV rays cause destruction to our collagen fibres and damage the DNA of our skin cells… It’s when this damage caused by the sun, then affects the DNA of our genes that control skin cell growth, that skin cancers can begin.
Being a part of the beauty industry, I hear daily, the skin concerns of my customers… One of the number one concerns that most of us share – is the concern of premature ageing within the skin.
We all want to look the best for our age, hence why we look for skincare products and treatments that will help reverse these effects of time… But skincare and treatments can only correct and improve so much.
It all starts with our relationship with the sun.
We need to respect its strength and power and understand the vulnerabilities that our skin has, in relation to it.