ULTRAVIOLET RAYS AND SKIN

ULTRAVIOLET RAYS AND SKIN

SKIN ANATOMY



Skin is the largest organ of human body. Generally, skin layer is made up of 3 different layers known as Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous tissue (Hypodermis). Each layer carried out a significant protection towards inner body. The outermost layer which is Epidermis provides waterproof barrier and the location of melanin pigment which creates our skin tones. The middle layer, Dermis, consist of sweat gland, sebaceous gland and hair follicle. Sebaceous gland is where the secretion of sebum occur to naturally moisturize skin. Clogged sebaceous gland leads to whitehead formation. Hypodermis is the innermost layer where immune system mechanism located.

ULTRAVIOLET RAY (UV) IN SUN RAYS

Do you know that sunlight brings two different rays named as UVA and UVB? UVA is long wave rays meanwhile UVB is short wave rays. Technically, UVA penetrates into skin deeper than UVB. Penetration of UVB usually occur to Epidermis layer, meanwhile UVA penetrates deeper to Dermis layer.

UVA EFFECT

A significant effect of UVA is aging. UVA penetrates into skin through Epidermis and Dermis layer. The exposure of skin towards UVA may cause tanning which result in skin to be darker that its natural tone. Besides, this prolong exposure can lead to formation of wrinkles and fine lines as well as long term effect such as the occurrence of dark patches (pigmentation). What most important to know is that UVA capable to damage skin cell called keratinocytes in Epidermis in which the damage of these cells will probably initiates and triggers SKIN CANCER.

UVB EFFECT

Differ than UVA, penetration of UVB is only occur towards Epidermis layer. However, the exposure causing more immediate damage to cell which may induce sunburn and redness on skin surface. Immediate damage caused by UVB rays result in DNA damage and lead to skin diseases. UVB gives direct effect of burns, hence it plays an important role in the development of skin cancer.

THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR SKIN AT ALL COST

If you think soaking yourself in the sunlight especially during a vacation is a good idea, think again. With an extreme humid weather in Malaysia, sunbathing without sunscreen application might probably not a good idea. That is why Sunscreen is invented for a reason – TO PROTECT.

NEVER GO OUT WITHOUT APPLYING SUNSCREEN

We have seen a lot of negative effects of sunlight did to skin such as aging, hyperpigmentation and skin diseases but we still have guts to go out without sunscreen? It just takes 2 fingers of sunscreen to be layered on your skin and you are good to go!

UV SHIELD & COMPLEXION TONE UP.

Sunscreen by The Beauty Hacks is formulated with enough UV filters to protect your skin from sun damage. Titanium Dioxide, Aluminium Hydroxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate and Zinc are highly effective UV filters to provide protection layer against UVA and UVB to preserve a healthy skin. With SPF 30, UV Shield & Complexion Tone Up creates protection layer to avoid skin damage. What makes our sunscreen different is the instant tone up effect make your skin brighter on every application. No more dull skin, say hello to radiant skin with protection against UV rays.


Remember, it is never too late to protect your skin. Get your UV SHIELD & COMPLEXION TONE UP sunscreen today!

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