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Damage from sun damage or photo produces both skin cancers and photoaging. Photo-aging is manifested in the skin such as wrinkles, peeling, dryness, and mottled pigmentation.

Ultraviolet light is absorbed by the skin, which in turn produces a photochemical reaction. UVA light is absorbed by DNA and urocanic acid, the photochemical reaction produces the oxidation of both DNA and protein nucleide acid and lipids, this is known as oxidative damage.

An anti-oxidant mechanism is well advanced in protecting plants against damage caused by sun exposure. The DNA absorbs ultraviolet light especially in the UVB (290-320 manometers) range. This damage occurs mainly in the epidermis. UVA (320-400 manometers) penetrates deeper into the skin and causes damage to the epidermis, dermis and affect blood vessels.

Sunscreens protect against ultraviolet light indeed, the spectrum is UVB sunburn and sunscreens are very effective. Unfortunately, the small quantities of sunscreen centimtre2 have minimal effects on sunscreen. Usually, if 5mg. per cm2 of sunscreen applied to the skin, sun protection factor in the region of a protection factor of 3. Antioxidants play an important role in protection and repair mechanisms in animals and plants.

The three parts of the summer regimen will focus on prepping the skin, pampering of the skin and protecting the skin.

Summer Skin Care Tips

Sun Protection for Skin. Lips should be protected with a medicated lip balm, with an SPF of 24% or higher, and topical medications used to treat cold sores that may occur from overexposure to the sun. Hydrosols, or floral scented waters, can be used to cool and refresh the skin during the summer.

Summer Makeup & Facial Care. Pamper your skin in the summer with a liberal application of moisturizers to restore suppleness and prevent wrinkles from forming.

Eating Healthy. In addition, certain foods and beverages, such as herbal teas, avocados, and fruit, help in purifying and nourishing the skin in summer. Spicy or hot foods should be avoided if you plan on spending any length of time outdoors, as these may cause skin irritations or inflammations. Drinking lots of water is absolutely essential to replenish moisture lost to the drying effects of the sun.

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