Why Sunscreens are Simply Not Enough

Why Sunscreens are Simply Not Enough

Why Sunscreens are Simply Not Enough

It’s a scary fact that 90% of visible aging is caused by environmental damage. The primary environmental factors that contribute to premature aging are sunlight and infrared radiation, air pollution, alcohol and cigarette smoke. These aggressors generate free radicals that cause a damaging chain of events that compromises the cells causing inflammation, DNA mutations, protein damage and other destructive effects. When this occurs, then skin cannot repair itself and visible signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, discoloration and potentially skin cancer.

Research shows that sunscreen alone does not provide adequate protection from environmental harm. Sunscreens only block about 55% of the harmful free radicals generated by UV exposure and do not protect from the dangerous infrared radiation and pollution.

Sunscreens work by protecting the skin’s surface, but they do not provide complete protection from environmental damage and free radicals. In order to maintain and improve the health and appearance of the skin, your skincare regimen should include three fundamental elements: Prevention, Protection and Correction.

To prevent accelerated aging, daily topical antioxidants work from the inside out. They neutralize free radicals and strengthen skin’s defense against aging allowing the skin to repair itself for visible improvement. To protect the skin, use a quality broad-spectrum sunscreen designed for your skin type. To minimize lines and wrinkles, discoloration and other signs of past damage, use a correcting product to restore your skin’s healthier, younger-looking complexion.

A leader in effective, quality skin care, SkinCeuticals carries a variety of preventative, protecting and correcting products proven to improve your skin’s health and appearance. Each product is extensively and ethically researched and tested and scientifically proven to work. To begin your journey to better skin health, call our office today. 

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