We all know that the sun and its harmful rays can damage our skin in the long run and even cause cancer. It’s never too early or too late to start protecting your skin. We take a look at five sun facts to help you combat ageing.
Sun damage not only heightens our risk of getting skin cancer, but it can also cause our skin to age a lot faster than it should. The good news is that, once you know the facts, there are steps you can take to halt the damage and keep more damage from occurring.
5 sun facts to help you combat ageing
1. Face facts: skin cancer is rampant
South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, and everyone, regardless of race, is at risk of contracting skin cancer. Wearing a sun screen every day can help you combat this risk.
2. Darker skins are also at risk of sun damage
Although people with darker skin are less susceptible to sun damage, since their skin contains more natural melanin that protects against damage, everyone is at risk from the harsh African sun.
3. Some forms of hyperpigmentation can be as a result of sun exposure
Nobody likes having patches of skin that appear darker than the rest, and one way to help prevent this condition is to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
4. UVA sunrays cause ageing
While UVB rays are responsible for causing sunburn and ultimately skin cancer, we can also blame the UVA rays for penetrating deeper into our skin, causing ageing.
5. You can protect your skin against hyperpigmentation…
caused by sun exposure using Island Tribe SPF50 Anti-Ageing Face Cream as your everyday face cream. Not only does it offer high UVA and UVB protection, but it is also enriched with collagen and vitamin E. It’s water resistant, non-irritating, fragrance-free and has been dermatologically tested.
Stock up on Island Tribe’s everyday sun protection, today!
Island Tribe SPF50 Anti-Ageing Face Cream is available from pharmacies and retail outlets across South Africa.