Aging is something that happens to all of us. As we age, our skin goes through some natural processes that can’t be avoided. However, up to 80% of visible aging signs can be prevented, as they are caused by sun damage.

When you’re out in the sun, UV rays penetrate the skin and damage it. From the 5 main signs of aging, at least 3 are related to sun exposure. 


Which are the consequences?

Dark spots, wrinkles, and dry skin are some of the most common visible signs that can be caused by the sun. How much your skin changes and how prominent these signs are, is mostly associated with your lifetime sun exposure

One of the first noticeable signs to appear on your body are dark spots, commonly over hands, arms, and face. Naturally, your skin has spots all over that become visible when exposed to the sun over the years.

Due to UV rays, the elastic fibers that keep your skin firm are affected, allowing wrinkles to develop or worsen. 

On top of wearing sunscreen every day, staying hydrated is also a must. Dry skin can be more constant with age, and it can increase the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How to avoid sun damage

Indeed, we can’t go back to our younger years to pay more attention to the sun and apply sunblock more often. What we can do is to take care of our skin now and adopt healthier habits.

Stop sunbathing, even in tanning beds. The safest way to get a natural tan is with trustworthy products, like the V6.8 Tan Pro booster.

Wear hats and avoid the sun when its rays are more powerful, between 10 am and 3 pm. 

And of course, wear sunscreen, even during winter or when the sun isn’t out. Learn how to choose the best sunscreen by clicking here. We highly recommend City Shield, read more on why we make this statement here.