How the Sun can affect your skin

August 30, 2018 |

Here’s a great article to help you stay healthy and to help you reduce the damage and aging affects of the sun.  Enjoy.

How The Sun Can Affect Your Skin (Scientific Proof)

According to scientists, sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin aging. It is estimated that as much as 90% of how young or old you look, depending on your age, is directly linked to how much sun exposure your skin has had. This is because Ultraviolet Rays, which comes from the sun degrades your skin texture and reduces skin elasticity, as well as causes pigmentation, wrinkles, sun spots, and premature aging. Outlined below are the results of various studies showing just how much exposure to the sun can affect your skin.

  1. H.O Report

Almost 90% of visible skin changes are attributed to aging caused by sun exposure, according to a report published by the World Health Organization (W.H.O). The report stated that, in addition to the effect of UV rays in the significant reduction of the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, overexposure to the sun also weakens the elasticity of your skin and also change its texture.

  1. Study on Caucasian Women

A study conducted on Caucasian women found that there is a strong correlation between exposure to the sun and apparent age across all age groups. The women were divided into two groups of sun-phobic and sun-seeking individuals, and researchers noted a strong link between wrinkles and pigmentation disorders, and UV exposure. The researchers, thus, concluded that, indeed, exposure to UV rays was responsible for 80% of visible facial aging signs.

  1. Research Paper on Identical Twin

A research paper, which studied the facial changes of the skeleton, skin and soft tissue over time, published some results which linked sun exposure to aging. The medical doctors who conducted this research recorded the result of a 61-year-old twin with varying levels of sun exposure. One of the twin had approximately 10 hours more exposure than the other, and she was perceived to be 11.25 years older than her twin sister. The other twin with less sun exposure also had a slightly higher body mass index than the twin with more sun exposure.

Based on these studies, it is clear that the sun can actually cause several skin aging signs, such as wrinkling, unevenness, pigmentation, and other skin damages issues. Therefore, you should take appropriate measures to prevent or minimize your exposure to sunlight.

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