Ultraviolet Rays Of The Sun Are Damaging To Your Skin
With regard to our skin, we are quick to point out the culprits. Some that are in the top of the list include, smoking, alcohol, stress, aging, chemicals, as well as pollution. The list is great but there is something closer to home that we tend to turn a blind eye on when it comes to it, the suns rays. The sun is extremely harmful to the skin, and most of us get exposed to it on a daily basis. Some people, searching for the perfect tan consciously expose their skin to the suns rays. The ultraviolet rays are the ones that are deadly for our skin. People who have a dark complexion are better protected from the ultraviolet rays, and it is all because of the melanin. Put simply, dark people produce more melanin than light people, that is why their complexion is darker. What the melanin does is protect the us better from the suns rays, because it absorbs the suns rays when they hit the skin. Dark skinned people thus get better protection to the sun as opposed to light skinned people. Dark skinned people are less likely to get burned by the suns rays and light skinned folks are more prone to getting sunburned. When one exposes their skin to the sun, what happens is that the skin produces more melanin so that it protects your skin better. That is the process that happens when your skin gets darker just because it experienced sun exposure. This is the tan that I was talking about earlier. And this is a perfect example of why a suntan can be harmful to the skin. What happens is that, when the skin cannot or does not produce enough melanin, it will get burned because it is not protected. This is what causes the spots and patches, that just won't go away. Even more dangerous is the skin conditions and cancers that may result from the exposure on the sun. It is important to take care of ones skin and to stay away from the sun as much as you can. Sunscreen is crucial, especially if you are going to be on the sun for long periods of time. Next time you step out, think about the damage you will be doing to your skin.