Sun & Your Skin

UV Radiation from the sun and tanning beds are considered the primary cause of premature aging of the skin (photo-damage), loss of elasticity, wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, capillary distention, dryness and weakening of the body’s immune system.  Photo-damage is caused by frequent or prolonged, unprotected exposure to sunlight.  By damaging the skin’s cellular DNA, excessive UV radiation produces genetic mutations that can lead to skin cancer.

UVA

Aging rays account for 95% of our sun exposure.  They cause skin aging and contribute to skin cancer.  UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin layers, damaging collagen and cells which leads to wrinkled and photo aged skin, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity.

UVB

Burning rays tends to damage the skins more superficial epidermal layer.  It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer and skin disorders and has a contributory role in tanning and photo-aging.

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A broad-spectrum or UVA/UVB protection sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, and if used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.  To make sure you’re getting effective UVA as well as UVB coverage, look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, plus some combination of the following UVA-screening ingredients: stabilized avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.  Always apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure to give the screen time to activate.

ONLY YOURx offers a wide variety of advanced solar care formulas with natural antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals that combat environmental assaults on the skin and helps to reduce the signs of aging.  These high performance products also help in preventing sunburn, dry skin and peeling.  Our broad spectrum UVA/UVB solar care provides protection from the harmful effects of the sun and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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  • Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 18
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  • Environmental Skin Repair