It is said that wrinkles represent experience, wisdom, knowledge and clarity of judgment, but we all (or almost all) agree that it is better to delay their appearance as much as possible.
However, if we love holidays by the sea, in the mountains and outdoor life, we have a big problem that works against us: the sun.
The sun ages the skin!
It is not an urban legend, it is unfortunately scientifically proven, exposure to the sun, in any season, ages our skin faster.
In fact, UVA rays can penetrate the deeper states of the skin, altering its structure, the result is a loss of elasticity, the appearance of wrinkles and skin thickening. UVA rays are also responsible for cellular alterations and the increase in free radicals.
SUN DAMAGES, WHEN THEY APPEAR
The effects are often precocious and depend a lot on how much we expose the skin to the sun, however we can notice its appearance already from the age of 25 while at 45 the effects are more evident, but it is after the age of 60 that the most serious effects are highlighted. The more the damage is in an advanced stage, the less it is possible to intervene.
The proverb, preferred by more prudent women, is also valid when we talk about the sun and skin aging. Fortunately, there are some tools that help us prevent sun damage.
TOOLS TO CONTRAST SKIN AGING
Preventing the signs of photoaging is possible starting with a good diet and correct integration, but it is extremely important to take care of the skin. Attention we are not talking about miraculous solutions or the formula of eternal youth, but a healthy lifestyle and some precautions will delay and counteract the appearance of wrinkles while maintaining healthy skin as we age.
Supplements based on coenzyme Q10 have excellent antioxidant properties that counteract aging, hyaluronic acid creams act on the skin, deeply hydrating it and give elasticity and tone, there are compositions on the market with 5 different molecular weights that act at different depths , but the tool par excellence that prevents the onset of skin aging is sunscreen.
SUN PROTECTION, THE MOST EFFECTIVE ANTIAGE
Sun exposure gives our body incredible benefits:
- increased production of vitamin D for bone health
- increase in serotonin, the good mood hormone
- the heat relaxes the muscles and helps in case of contractures
at the same time the sun is the main cause of skin aging. How can you enjoy the benefits in peace?
The answer is as simple as it is little known:
The sunscreen has the task of filtering ultraviolet rays, responsible for the production of free radicals and damage to collagen fibers, the mix of these elements leads to the loss of elasticity and the formation of wrinkles.
If you don’t take care of your skin with adequate protection and creams, the signs of photoaging begin to show up as early as the age of 25.
It is therefore essential, before exposing yourself to the sun, to apply a sunscreen with a protective factor suitable for your skin, remembering that ultraviolet rays are present all year round and can always cause damage, it is therefore good to protect yourself in all seasons especially if we practice outdoor activities.
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