Do you realize how much damage the sun does to our skin on a daily basis? Murad® recently held a workshop to educate the public on the effects of sun exposure on our skin.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sun Damage by Murad
#1. Our skin starts off baby smooth but exposure to free radicals over the years compromises our skin’s suppleness.
#2. Free radicals are found not only in the sun’s UV rays but also in mobile phone and tablet rays as well as cigarette smoke, even if it’s second-hand smoking.
#3. Only 5-7 minutes of UV exposure can cause damage to our skin! So no one is exempted from skin damage caused by UV exposure.
#4. You don’t have to be in the sun to be exposed to UV rays. UV rays can harm us even when we are sitting in the office or in a car.
#5. Exposure to UV rays produces pigments.This pigmentation sometimes surface as freckles or brown spots. Freckles and brown spots are actually a visible response to skin trauma. Sometimes these pigmentations are not visible yet to the naked eye but can be detected with a UV camera. If our skin isn’t treated with the right skincare, these pigmentations will surface after a few years.
|Murad : Checking our skin with a UV camera|
#6. Check the products you buy for its protection factor.UVA and UVB are two different things. A very simple way to remember is UVA causes skin aging and UVB causes skin burning. So skincare products that have UVA protect our skin against skin aging and UVB against skin burning. Products with SPF protect our skin against UVB only! Products with the label ‘PA’ protects against UVA. Now you know
#7. You will need a least one teaspoonful of sunblock on your face for proper protection!A lot of times we only apply a few drops of sunblock, which is not enough. One of the ways to get a teaspoonful of sunblock on our face is to layer our face with a moisturizer, sunblock, make-up base and make-up foundation which has SPF and PA factor.
#8. Get a good skincare to protect your skin everyday and to heal the skin of past UV exposure.Murad is a trusted brand of skincare and studies have shown that women who have undergone treatment with Murad skincare have less pigmentation problems under the UV camera.
Murad products are colour-coded to address different skincare issues. ENVIRONMENTAL SHIELD™ is the line focused on environmental damage. This orange color-coded line of products contain Resilient-C™ Complex which lightens pigmentation, Ectoin which protects your skin cell from further damage and a skin repair system that repairs your skin. It also contains MuraSol™, which delivers encapsulated antioxidants to protect your skin.
I enjoyed the workshop. It was truly educational. I never realized how much harm the sun does to our skin. It was also good to know that Dr. Murad has an amazing line of tested skincare which can help protect our skin.
If you are interested to get a screen test for your skin or to know more about sun damage on your skin, just drop by any of the Murad® outlets listed below.
For more information, kindly visit :-
Website : www.murad.com.my
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