It’s no secret that the earth would be a depressing place without the sun. The sun brings life to our world and it also produces us with a source of vitamin D, as essential vitamin that plays a core role in human development. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of many fundamental functions, but this does not warrant an excuse irresponsibly expose your skin to the sun’s rays.
The Skin is our largest organ
The surface of the skin is covered by a coating known as the acid mantle.The acid mantle is made from perspiration and sebum (an oil), and it;s role is to protect the skin from any unwelcome damage. The acid mantle also inhibits the growth of fungi which can reduce the risk of allergies and blemishes.
However, there are many factors that can impact the acid mantle, which in turn can alter the pH level of the skin’s surface (healthy skin should have a pH of 5.5). Since the skin is our largest organ, and one that protects all out other crucial components it is therefore vital that you show love and care towards your skin, particularly during the summer months.
Avoid Sun Damage
The UK may not be renowned for its sun-infused climate, but sun damage is still possible and something that should be approached seriously. If you are planning a trip abroad this year, perhaps somewhere a little more tropical, it is crucial that you keep your skin protected; sun damage can cause premature ageing due to the effect UVA rays have on elastin fibers in the skin. Too much sun exposure can lead to a loss of elasticity and this, ultimately, causes wrinkles.
Make sure you avoid the leather look by following some simple steps:
- Wear a hat and sunglasses – these will protect the most sensitive areas of your face and neck where your skin tends to be more delicate.
- Slap on the sunscreen – this will offer your skin the greatest protection. Both of the Aloe sunscreens will leave skin silky smooth; they are water resistant and they can double up as an after sun lotion. SPF 30 is also believed to protect the skin from 97% of all the incoming UVB rays – the rays that cause the skin to turn red – and this can make a significant difference to your skin. Forever’s sunscreens also protect the skin from UVA rays, UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin that UVB, which means skin cells are more susceptible to being damaged.
For more tips then read the full article this extract is taken from in our Aloe Matters magazine , and to order sunscreen or any other Aloe products then visit my online shop using the Buy Forever Link at the top of the page.