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SUNSCREEN vrs AGEING

SUNSCREEN  vrs  AGEING

Talking about Sunscreen season nowadays we must remember that sun is shining all year around. Many people are travelling or go on holiday to the sunny destination at any month of a year. Guidelines on sunscreen products and their usage change but the message remains sound and clear – PROTECT.

New evidence showed that a daily sunscreen application not only shields your skin from cancer and sunburn, they also endorse sunscreen’s anti-aging properties. That discovery came from a STUDY which was conducted by Australian scientists who divided 903 white adults under age 55 — the average age was 39 — into four groups. Some randomly selected participants were asked to apply sunscreen on their head, neck, hands and arms every morning, after every bath, shower or swimming, after spending a few hours in the sun and if they would have some perspiration. The other participants could use sunscreen at their own discretion.

The conclusion which Australian researches came to the end of this study, was that sunscreen significantly delays ageing.

Skin changes were measured through a technique called microtopography, in which researchers made sensitive silicone impressions of the back of each participant’s hand.

“Skin surface patterns reflect the severity of the sun’s damage to the deeper skin, especially to the elastic fibers and collagen,” says Dr. Adele Green, the study’s lead author.

Damage was measured on a scale from 1 to 6, with 1 signifying no damage and 6 meaning skin with severe aging. Participants were given a score at the start of a four-year period and another score at the end. The research concluded that the group of participants who used sunscreen daily showed no detectable increase in skin aging after 4.5 years.

“We now have the scientific evidence to back the long-held assumption about the cosmetic value of sunscreen,” says Green. “Regular sunscreen use by young and mid-aged adults under 55 brings cosmetic benefits and also decreases the risk of skin cancer.”

The sun emits  different radiation rays and is the primary cause of most skin cancers and is also the main cause of sunburns. Photo-ageing is mostly caused by UV-A radiation, which robs the skin of its natural ability to hold its shape and also causes freckles and so-called liver spots which appears on the skin when we are older. Excessive pigmentation is a natural body’s protection from harmful rays bombardment.

Chronic sun exposure damages driver’s skin through the glass. Within 11 years of providing Laser treatment for Sun damaged skin we accumulated enough data to say that following the treatment of the whole face sun damage is usually more pronounced on the right side of the face.

How to chose correct sunscreen.

Modern sunscreens are more effective. The good makes are usually broad-spectrum sunscreens that block both UV-A and UV-B rays. You have to remember that even the best sunscreens do not provide total coverage limiting total exposure. You still need to avoid intense sun during the middle part of the day.

Generally photoaging is not part of the natural aging process and can be avoided. Anyone who spends time outdoors during daylight hours, despite it being cloudy or not, should use sunscreen, even if they have darker skin pigment and tan easily. The best sunscreens aren’t necessarily the most expensive.

In our clinic, we offer 2 top range SUN PROTECTION PRODUCTS with +50SPF which will not make your face white after the application and have most sufficient protection from sun rays. These products were tried and tested by our customers and are always available at the clinic and may be posted to you.

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