Everyday, we are very likely to experience incidental sun exposure, without even noticing it. Whether the sun is out or not, in the city or in the countryside, these moments of sun exposure adds up and are the main cause of sun damage. So how can we better understand and control them?
The size of your pores is genetically determined. However, your lifestyle plays a key role in how they shape up in adulthood. Besides smoking, eating and sleeping habits, sun exposure, and primarily every day exposure to UV-A rays, is a key factor in what your pores look like. But it is possible and easy to reverse it.
Because symptoms are similar, telling the difference between windburn and sunburn can be difficult. Skin-damaging UV rays cause sunburn, while cold and windy weather causes windburn. Sunburn poses a long-term health risk, and may even cause skin cancer. While windburn is harmless in the long-term, but still leaves your skin red and irritated after a day of hiking, skiing, or even just walking in the park.
Winter sun skin damage affects many people as they simply don’t understand UVA radiation. While sunburn-causing UVB rays get most of the headlines, UVA is harmful too. If you don’t protect your skin during the winter, you may experience skin damage that leads to photoaging. No matter the season, even low levels of the sun’s radiation adds up over time and can cause harm to our winter-weakened skin. So always remain sun smart, especially under the winter’s sun.
Summer might be over, but sunlight is not going anywhere: the sun will still rise and set, bathing us with natural light and who says daylight says UV. And particularly UV-A.
The time of year, the type of weather (clouds or no clouds), where you live and where you spend your time (indoors or outdoors) impact the amount of sunlight you’re exposed to, and consequently the amount of UV radiation and the potential damages. The closer you move towards the equator, the higher the levels of UV radiation. And those who think that being inside eliminates risks, they are wrong.