How Sun Exposure Ages the Skin.

Jan 25, 2013


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How sun exposure ages the skin and cause wrinkles, age spots, dry skin and cancer? In our daily lives we are exposed to the sun 8-12 times a day. We don’t think about it as often as we should but exposure to sunlight can have a really negative effect on your skin. rays from the sun take their toll on us after long periods of time and could cause cancer if left unchecked. “Our skin ages primarily from exposure to UV light from the sun. UV light batters our skin’s cells with energy that can penetrate the cell walls and causes changes in cellular structure (and even in the DNA). Over time, this adds up to wrinkles, age spots, dry skin and more. Basically, exposure to sunlight over years and years makes the skin thinner and creates in skin appearance that we link to aging. Just think about it, most of the places where we are concerned about skin aging (face and hands) are the places that are most exposed to sunlight during our lives.”