Why Sun Protection?

Sun damage is one of the largest contributor to aging skin. Did you know that sun exposure accounts to 90% of wrinkles and it actually takes around 20 to 30 years before we see the changes in damage.

Firstly, it is important to understand the terms UVA and UVB. Sunscreen helps protect our skin against UVA and UVB Rays. UVA and UVB are two different types of ultraviolet radiation. It damages the skin, ages it prematurely and increases your risk of skin cancer. Even if you are not prone to sunburn, proper sun care practices can be beneficial in the long run.

UVA

  • Makes most of UV ray exposure
  • Long wavelength = penetrates deeper into the skin
  • Primary cause of aging
UVA means ultraviolet A ray and it has a very long wave. It’s considered to be the most damaging to the underlying skin cells activating the premature aging process. It’s the main cause of aging and wrinkling. Even if it’s a cloudy day UVA rays will still penetrate through just about anything (even the skin).

UVB

  • Effects the skin all year round
  • Short Wavelength = visible damage to skin
  • Primary cause of sunburn, redness and skin cancer
UVB, which stands for ultraviolet B ray, has a short wave. It is the main cause of sunburn. It is not as potent as UVA ray is known to be, but it is the central cause of sun burning and tanning.

Other Side Effects of Sun Damage

1. Fine lines and wrinkles
3. Darkening of acne spots and prolongs fading
3. The agony of sunburn
4. Dark spots and uneven skin tone
5. Excess exposure to both UVA and UVB can lead to skin cancer

The Types of Sun Block

Type 01:

Physical

  • Prevents rays from penetrating the skin
  • Stable
  • Leaves white streaks and residue

Type 02:

Artificial

  • Absorbs rays to prevent skin penetration
  • Not all are stable
  • Blends with a natural finish without any white streaks and residue

Type 03:

Combination

  • A mixture of both physical and artificial sunscreens

The Types of Application

Type 01:

Cream

Type 02:

Lotion

Type 03:

Gel

Type 04:

Stick

Type 05:

Spray/Mist

Type 06:

Powder

Type 07:

Cushion

The Level of Protection

Protection 01:

Sun Protection Factor

The level of protection is determined by the SPF (Sun Protection Factor). It’s what extends the duration of your skin’s protection. The higher the SPF the longer the duration of protection.

Protection 02:

PA (Photo Aging) Scale

PA Scale refers to “Photo-Aging” Scale. More plus symbols indicate the strength of the protection level.

Applying

How much to use:

  • At least 1/4 teaspoon for face and neck (about the size of a 100 KRW coin or 1 US quarter coin
  • Around 1 oz for body

Layering and Reapplying:

People are most vulnerable to UV rays from 12pm – 4pm. It is best to reapply every 3-4 hours.

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