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Top 4 Reasons to Shield from the Sun

Number 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

Number 2: UV Double Trouble

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

Number 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

Number 4: Aging

☀️Tanning is the physical manifestation of UV damage

☀️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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