Top 4 Reasons Not To Sun

Top 4 Reasons Not To Sun

1. Skin Cancer

☀️Nearly 9,500 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each day in the U.S. alone

☀️1 in 5 Americans, 1 in 7 Canadians, and 2 in 3 Australians will develop skin cancer in their lifetime

☀️Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma

☀️Tanning is the physical manifestation of UV damage

2. UV Rays

Certain surfaces reflect UV radiation, hitting your the skin and eyes twice, adding to your exposure. That's why you get burnt quicker in the snow! Other culprits:

☀️Sand- reflects 15% of UV light

☀️Water- reflects up to 10%

☀️Sea foam- reflects about 25%

Make sure you have sunglasses or a visor that protects your eyes and skin from UV

3. Hyperpigmentation

☀️Most pigmentation is caused by sun exposure

☀️Vitamin D acts as a catalyst in the formation of dark spots

☀️Protecting the sensitive eye and cheekbone areas are the best way to prevent it

☀️You are at risk for pigmentation even behind glass

4. Aging

☀️80% of wrinkles are caused by the sun

☀️UV radiation damages proteins such as collagen and elastin in the skin, which are responsible for skin elasticity 

☀️UV radiation also causes stem cells to die off, leading to skin thinning and wrinkling

☀️Make sure you are UVA protected, as these are the rays which cause aging

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