UVA vs. UVB Rays

UVA Facts:

☀️The lower cellular layers of the skin's dermis, are most affected by UVA rays. 

☀️They can easily pass through clouds, gray skies, and glass all year long and go into your skin. 

☀️Tanning salons use UVA lighting!

☀️Photoaging, or premature skin aging, is a result of UVA rays. particularly over time, black spots (sunspots), fine lines, wrinkles, and “leathery skin”. 

☀️In the lower layers of the skin, squamous and basal skin cells' DNA is mutated by UVA. Some of these mutations may eventually lead to cancer.

UVB Facts:

☀️Redness and sunburn are caused by UBV's impact on the skin's outermost cell layers. 

☀️The strongest rays are between 10AM and 4PM, April through October. They do not penetrate glass. 

☀️Despite UVA being the main direct culprit, UVB rays are also responsible for photo-aging. 

☀️The DNA of the upper (or outer) skin layers can be mutated by UVB, which is by far the most direct contributor to skin malignancies. Melanoma in particular, which can be lethal.  

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While blocking dangerous UV rays, this mineral sunscreen powder reduces shine, hides pores and imperfections, protecting against imminent sunburns.

If I don't feel like wearing makeup, it even offers light coverage and is portable. Since I’m prone to getting sunburned on my head, I'll even run this through my hairline and scalp.

This item is a crucial component of my regular skincare routine. I use it every day my face is exposed to the sun for protection and to keep my skin wrinkle-free and young-looking!

This product is 👇🏻

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Broad-spectrum, mineral SPF.

These products are 👇🏻

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ALOE VERA GEL eases effects of sunburn, insect bites, painful underwater stings. Perfect cooling moisturizer for hot, summer days! Made with all good for you, natural ingredients 🐚


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