When our skin gets sunburnt a number of things happen to counter the fact that our skin cells are damaged by ultraviolet radiation.
UVB rays are the reason for sunburn, because the UVB wavelength of light damages skin cells. Recent medical research has discovered that when the skin cells are damaged it provokes our body to release proteins called CXCLS, also known as chemokines.
The CXCLS proteins help attract immune cells to the damaged tissue but medical research also highlights that the CXCLS protein also stimulates pain receptors at the injury site.
Inflammation and pain results from sun damage but most worryingly over exposure to UV radiation is the primary cause of skin cancer and melanoma. Around 90% of skin cancer cases are due to UV radiation exposure.
Dermatologists agree that the best way to prevent sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer is to wear UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, a broad-brim sun hat.
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Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin ageing as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.
Limiting sun exposure is very important. As the UV rays cause the most damage to the skin.
It often takes many years and sometimes decades for the effects to become visible.
But the good news is that taking care of your skin form now onwards may be able to help you to reduce the probability of skin cancers and minimise skin ageing.
Dermatologists recommend UPF50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat as the first line of defence against premature skin ageing, sunburn, skin cancer and melanoma. Sunscreen with a SPF rating above 30 should be applied to skin that is directly exposed to the sun.