Sun Protection for Your Skin

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Most sun damage occurs from incidental exposure during day-to-day activities, not at the beach. Wherever there is light, there is UV (ultraviolet) radiation. And where there is UV radiation, there is the potential for harm to the skin.

In urban and suburban landscapes, we are exposed to more than just sun light itself. Light also reflects off of metal, glass and concrete. Exposure from going indoors and out, exposure from light coming through building and car windows (unless they’re specifically treated with UV filters), and even exposure when wearing thin clothing, all adds up.

Bad weather offers no refuge either. At the beach or on the slopes, for example, even on cloudy, cool, or overcast days, dangerous ultraviolet rays travel through clouds to reflect off sand, water, or snow.

Unfortunately, there is no statute of limitations on burns. A single childhood sunburn may be the trigger for skin cancers many years down the road.

Just because you’re not tan (another indication of sun damage) or sunburned, doesn’t mean that you are out of harm’s way.

Not all skin cancers are found on light-exposed areas such as the face, top of the ears, neck and chest.

Because over a million new cases of skin cancer in the U.S. are diagnosed each year (plus, the large numbers that go unreported), protecting yourself every day with sunscreen and clothing is more important than ever.

Primitive versions of physical sunscreens have been around for centuries. Chemical sunscreens have been in use since the early 1920s but early versions were greasy, irritating, staining, and could not be made into water resistant formulas.

Today we make non-irritating, cosmetically pleasing sunscreens in a variety of formulas, making them a pleasure to wear every day. One size does not fit all however, and you’ll want to choose the appropriate one for that day’s activity.

Full spectrum sun protection

To protect against both UVA and UVB radiation.

Antioxidants

To neutralise aging free radicals.

Anti-inflammatory agents

To prevent redness and soothe skin.

Hydrating ingredients

To replace moisture loss as a consequence of exposure.

Repairing ingredients

Since UVA rays attack connective tissue, sun protection products – such as Murad Age-Proof Suncare products containing Murad's patened Skin Repair System with Co-3® - are highly desirable and can help fortify and repair connective tissue while working to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

If your skin has felt the ravages of the sun, taking immediate action will help your skin heal more quickly. Sunburn should be treated for the healing of current sunburn pain, skin damage and potential skin cancer as well as to prevent further sunburn.

A wonderful treatment, this soothing gel should be applied to the affected areas of the skin to soothe and rehydrate the dried and damaged surfaces.

A general skin moisturizer can be applied to burned areas to cool and soothe painful or itchy areas.

Vitamin E can be taken regularly as part of a daily supplement or spread as salve on sunburned areas. Vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant, will help prevent severe damage as well as shorten the effects of any damage that may have occured.

Caci's new Reformaskin™ program has been specifically designed to treat the signs of sun damage including uneven skin tone and texture, red and brown patches and red veins. Learn more about Caci's exclusive Reformaskin™ program here.
 

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