Have Fun, But Protect Your Skin!
Everyone loves having fun in the sun, but too much sun is no fun at all for your skin. While you're enjoying the great outdoors, it's also important to know just how the sun's rays can affect your skin.
The Sun And Your Skin
The sun may feel good on your skin, but its UV (ultraviolet) rays can actually discolour and damage your skin, resulting in dark spots, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, freckles and uneven skin tone.
UV rays damage the outer layer of your skin, called the epidermis. The pidermis contains melanocytes - cells that produce pigment or melanin, which gives your skin its colour. Overexposure to UV rays, or free radicals like smoke and air pollution, activates an over-production of melanocytes and melanin, which in turns causes premature aging, lines and wrinkles as
well as a loss of firmness, elasticity and skin glow.