The damaging rays that come from the sun - UVA and UVB - are known to cause havoc on your skin, from premature aging to skin cancers. There are many reasons to protect your skin from the sun, and picking the right sunscreen products is critical. Understanding the difference between UVA and UVB rays can help you choose the right protection, including the right Oro Gold beauty products. Oro Gold Reviews skincare and the effects of UVA and UVB rays in order to offer sound tips and advice to maintain healthy and young-looking skin.
UVA rays. UVA rays are constantly present, whether in summer or winter months. UVA rays are so powerful, they penetrate clothing and even glass. UVA rays - used in tanning beds - used to be considered relatively safe. We now know different - using tanning beds before the age of 30 can increase the risk of cancer by 75%. UVA rays are also responsible for the early signs of aging - sun spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin appearance - since they penetrate deeper, reaching the cells beneath the surface of the skin.
UVB rays. UVB rays are responsible for giving us those nasty sunburns. Unlike UVA, UVB rays aren’t the same strength year-round; they are more prevalent in the summer months. However, UVB rays can reflect off of water and snow, which means that protection from UVB rays is still critical even in the winter months. UVB sun rays are more intense in the midday hours, and are also responsible for causing most skin cancers. To minimize the damaging effects of both UVA and UVB rays, look for Oro Gold beauty products with SPF. Whether you use Oro Gold products or another brand, be sure to protect your skin from the ravages of the damaging sun rays.
Protecting your skin. It is important to know the differences in sunscreens and how to properly apply sunscreen. All sunscreens protect against UVB rays, but not all target UVA rays. Look for one that specifically says UVA/UVB or “broad spectrum coverage” on the bottle. Use a minimum of SPF (sun protection factor) 15 and reapply every couple hours. A good formula to use to figure out how long your sunscreen will last under optimal conditions (no water or sweating taken into account), take the number of SPF and multiply it by 10. That is the amount of time (in minutes) you are safe from the sun’s rays. Also, as a good rule of thumb, you should use about an ounce of sunscreen on your body every time you apply, and about a teaspoon on your face. Oro Gold reviews of the damage done by UVA and UVB rays continually reinforce the belief that sunscreen is a critical component of healthy skin.
Don’t let a cloudy day affect your decision to protect your skin from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Even if you are going to be in your vehicle or it’s a cold winter day, sunscreen is an essential part of a daily skincare routine. Oro Gold reviews its cosmetics to continue to provide an array of beauty products with SPF for the best sun protection for you skin.