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What causes the skin to age? Part II
Environmental factors, No.1
An image of a 69-year old truck driver who spend 28 years on the road was published in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine which paints a clear picture of what kind of damage the sun can cause a person’s skin.
According to the journal, chronic UVA exposure can result in thickening of the skin’s top layers, the epidermis and stratum corneum, as well as destruction of the skin’s elastic fibres. The truck driver took the brunt of the damage on the left side of his face because of his many hours behind the wheel.1
Benefits of the Sun
The beautiful sun not only warms us up but also fills us up with positive, happy energy and beneficial nutrients. It relaxes nerves, increases muscle tones, regulates and boosts hormones, supports eye health, repairs DNA just to mention a few functions.
We can give so much thanks for the sun however, our ozone layer, – which stops excessive amounts of ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth’s surface -, is damaged and we are exposure to ultraviolet radiation more than ever before. Ultraviolet radiation can cause medical problems, some of which can be very serious.
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Avoid being in the sun at its peak hours when it’s easy to get sunburnt.
Sunbath slowly and surely.
Try to get a protective tan in springtime, slowly topping it up months after months rather than burn yours skin in order to get a quick tan.
Alway use organic sun protections that doesn’t contains synthetic chemicals.
Imagine, what can end up in your lovely and expensive cream or body lotion!
BE KIND TO YOURSELF. THERE IS ONLY ONE YOU.
I personally take pride in using the most pure, mainly organically certified ingredients in the Go Natural Organic Skincare range offering you quality at its highest standard because I want to make sure that you not only look your best but also by using 100% safe ingredients you stay healthy inside and outside.
At this moment, I don’t make sun-blocking products but I love and highly recommend you the Organic Kids and Baby suncream by Alteya. This cream interestingly has a touch of beige tint, which I much prefer to the white-look you get from zinc-oxide based natural sun products. 🙂
Anita T. Tóth
Founder of Go Natural Organic Skincare
- CNN https://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/04/health/sunscreen-aging/index.html