Sun Rays cause lot of damage to Skin especially in Summer. Sunscreen lotions tend to relieve the effect upto 90%. But we need to know how are the Sun Rays damaging our skin
- Ultraviolet A Rays (UVA): The longest wavelength of the sun, this one penetrates the dermis, your skin’s deepest layer. Sun damage can activate free radicals and promote skin aging.
- Ultraviolet B Rays (UVB): This wavelength penetrates the skin’s upper layer, the epidermis. These rays cause sunburn, allergic reactions and skin cancers.
- Ultraviolet C Rays(UVC): Generally these rays are filtered by the ozone layer and they’re the most damaging rays.
- Infra-red Rays(IR): This is the “heat” from the sun and too much can negatively impact collagen, elastic and your immune system.
In order to protect ourselves from these harmful rays, few precautions to follow are:
- Apply sunscreen 20mins before going into Sun.
- Don’t come out between 10am to 4pm.
- Don’t walk out directly from Air Conditioned rooms. Spend atleast 5mins in normal temperature and then go out.
- Wear loose cotton clothes
- Drink plenty of water in the day time.
- Don’t spray perfumes or deo’s direct on to your body.
- Observe your skin closely if it is sensitive.
- Prickle heat powders help in reducing sweat to a great extent.