SKIN AGING & SUN EXPOSURE
Effects of the Sun on the Skin
As you know we need to protect our skin from the sun as it causes not only sunspots and sunburn but also it is one the main cause of skin aging. And as time goes by, it may become more and more visible. Let’s dive more thoroughly into the impact of the Sun on our skin.
Aging is the natural process we all have to go through. And as we get older our skin tends to show signs of aging such as wrinkles, lack of firmness, and hyperpigmentation.
Not only does time impact our skin but also external factors such as high levels of pollution, tobacco, stress, or sun exposure can alter our skin appearance and even its structure. In fact, the skin as a barrier organ is subject to lifelong exposure to a large variety of environmental factors.
Furthermore, global warming is now a fact and the increase of temperature across the World has dire consequences for our livelihood and of course a direct impact on our skin health.
What percent of aging is caused by the sun?
In a study involving 298 Caucasian women in Montpelier, south of France, the women were divided into two groups according to their habits regarding sun exposure:
- 157 women that actively looked for sun exposure (sun-seeking women)
- 141 women that avoided sun exposure (sun-phobic)
The investigation used women with different skin types: dry, oily or combination, and the study was also well-balanced across different phototypes.
Researchers found that the sun is greatly responsible (80%) for visible aging in a woman’s face. This highlights the importance f protecting your skin from the sun and expose yourself moderately.
Repairing damages on your skin caused by sun damage
It is never too late to start taking care of your skin! Start taking the right steps now to protect from UV rays, repair existing damage and correct the visible signs of aging.
Also, nurture your skin and repair it from the damages of the sun and other factors. Find out more about our skin treatment at Nar London, Harley Street.