How does the sun affect aging? One of the main causes of premature aging of the skin is exposure to sunlight, which subjects the skin to UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can even damage collagen and elastin fibers, which are essential components of health younger-looking skin. UVB rays affect the outer layer of the skin and are the main cause of sunburn.
EARLY PROTECTION IS THE KEY
Early signs of sun damage include the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and mouth, as well as freckles on the face and décolleté. An uneven pigmentation is apparent and the lips start to lose their natural colour and volume.
Over time sun damage can lead to deep wrinkles, sagging skin or the appearance of age spots on the face or hands.
10 TIPS TO PREVENT PHOTO-AGING
1. Protect skin when outside, between 11 – 3 pm when rays are strongest.
2. Seek shade.
3. Don’t forget to protect your ears, hands, back of neck, and feet.
4. Wear clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible.
5. Wear a hat.
6. Wear a min. of SPF 30 UVA and UVB broad spectrum sunscreen.
7. Avoid burning your skin when outdoors.
8. Wear sunglasses that block 100% UVA and UVB rays to protect delicate eye contour.
9. Apply an SPF 30 lip balm.
10. Avoid indoor tanning.
RECOMMENDED ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS
ANTIOXIDANT 20 SERUM
Inspired by the hormetic approach, based on the synergy of an innovative antioxidant complex formulation.
• Hydrates skin prone to dryness from various environmental stressors.
• Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
• Improves skin uniformity and elasticity, resulting in a radiant and natural glow.
ALYRIA SUNSCREEN LOTION, SPF 45
A high-quality sunscreen is the least expensive anti-aging program available today. This sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Protects against free radical damage.
• For all skin types
• Fragrance free
• Gentle on your skin
VITAL C 10% + PEPTIDES SERUM
Faced with daily pollutants, the skin’s repair and protective capacities are progressively reduced causing the skin to age prematurely.
• Protects skin against abuse of the elements
• Diminishes appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
• Visibly revitalizes the skin, improves elasticity, minimizes wrinkles