Simply put, the sun and environmental pollutants don't discriminate. They’re constantly at work, attacking your face, scalp, forehead, neck, and ears. While men who shave their heads or have a receding hairlines are at additional risk, ALL men need to protect and treat ALL exposed skin.
Yes Dad, I'm Talking To YOU....
Skin Cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers and overexposure to sunlight is the main cause. Over one million Americans develop skin cancer every year. Sun exposure has also been linked to the formation of wrinkles and "age spots." Even on cloudy days you need protection.
Penetrate deep into skin layers.
Are 20 times more abundant than UVB rays.
Affect long-term skin damage.
Can pass through window glass.
Are not affected by a change in altitude or weather.
Are present all day, every day of the year.
Are related to more than 90% of non-melanoma skin cancer.
Cannot pass through window glass.
Strength varies with the season and weather conditions
They are more intense in the summer than in the winter.
The Science Of Skin Damage
Environmental factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and radiation can lead to the formation of "free radicals" which are basically unstable molecules that contain an "unpaired" electron. When cells in the skin encounter one of these free radicals, the free radical may cause destruction to the skin cell, which can lead to signs of aging. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize these free radicals by donating an electron to them to make them more stable. This helps prevent cell and tissue damage, slowing down the signs of aging… and with the right products and treatments prevention and reversal of damage is possible.
So What To Do?
Wear sunscreen - The sun and its damaging rays are potentially the biggest threat to your skin. Keep in mind that even on cloudy days your skin is under attack.
Some interesting facts:
-A white t-shirt has an SPF of 3
-Wet clothing has decreased SPF
-No sunscreen is "waterproof"... reapply sunscreen after swimming or excessive sweating
Moisturize - It is important to replace and "seal in" the moisture your skin naturally has. Without maintaining your skin's proper moisture level, you are headed for flaky, dull, dry skin.
Get facials every 6 weeks to clean and protect the skin and treat and help heal existing damage. It is also a good way to stay aware of any changes in your skin.
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