Summer means taking advantage of outdoor activities, making skin care especially important. Whether it’s going to the beach, spending the day at the pool, or attending an outdoor family BBQ, we need to protect our skin while we soak up the summer sun.
While beautiful weather and a warm breeze may make us feel carefree, continued exposure to the sun can cause a lot of damage, breaking down our skin’s cells and weakening the body’s protective barrier.
In fact, a report by The World Health Organization’s called “Sun Protection: A Primary Teaching Resource” confirms that chronic overexposure to the sun can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin and that up to 90% of the visible changes, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots commonly attributed to ageing may be caused by sun exposure.
Another not less important damage that can cause the continuous exposure to the sun, are the numerous types of skin cancer, including life-threatening melanoma.