SUN SCREEN AND YOUR SKIN
Without protection, sun-exposed skin faces an enormous and constant threat from UV rays which can damage it on at least 3 different levels. And remember, UV rays can cause damage all year round so don't stop wearing sunscreen just because the sun is not shining.
- SUNBURN - caused on the surface of the skin by short term exposure to UVB rays which break through the skin's defences. Continued exposure to the sun can damage deeper layers of skin and even cause second and third degree burns.
- PREMATURE SKIN AGING - caused by deeper penetrating UVA rays that can reach as far as the dermis, where they alter collagen and elastin fibres. As a result your skin loses elasticity, and sagging and wrinkles occur. UVA's also alter the regenerative properties of the epidermis and modify the functioning of malanocytes, leading to the appearance of brown spots.
- UV rays are the cause of many skin cancers. Repeated exposure to UV rays alters your skin's cells and damages their DNA. UVA's generate free radicals that alter the cell membrane and U V B's lead directly to changes in your cells' DNA. And the modified cells can transform into cancerous cells leading to melanomas (cancer of melanocyte-pigmenting cells) or carcinomas (cancer of epidermal cells)
CHARLOTTE RHYS SUN SCREEN SPF30 R91.30
Charlotte Rhys has an excellent and very effective sunscreen for face and neck, with a sun protection factor of 30. Non-absorbant, non-greasy and fragrance free, it should be patted on lightly every morning after moisturizing your skin and either before or after applying your foundation. And wait at least 5 minutes between applying your day cream and applying sunscreen.