Look below. This is how the sun sees your face.
Your best friend. Your skin’s biggest enemy.
Few of life’s pleasures are as rewarding as spending a fun day in the sun with friends and family, or just to laze away in complete relaxation. To find yourself. To enjoy life with confidence. To be at peace.
By all means, have fun with your friend. Just make sure you use protection.
Photoaging, or UV Induced Skin Aging is the number ONE reason why you will look older sooner.
Invest in sunscreen before you consider buying anything else for your skin!
Skin aging, is the number ONE long-term result of sun exposure. While not always threatening to life, it is threatening to the quality of life. Unprotected time in the sun leads to premature wrinkling, sagging, a leathery texture and hyperpigmentation (so-called “aging spots” or “liver spots” that are really the result of sun damage. Make no mistake, even if you are daft enough to just wash your face with body soap. NEVER go without the sunscreen. You will look much younger for longer.
Sunburn, the most immediate, obvious example of UV damage, results from sun-induced inflammation and/or blistering of the skin. When immune cells called mast cells race to the injured skin site in response to the damage, they dilate the blood vessels and produce reddening, edema (swelling), and burning and stinging sensations as part of the healing process. This DNA damage can be the first step towards skin cancer. Intermittent, intense UV exposure, often producing sunburn, is believed to be more closely associated with melanoma than is chronic sun exposure. One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence doubles the risk of melanoma later in life; five sunburns by any age doubles the risk as well.
UV also weakens immune surveillance mechanisms, allowing tumor cells to proliferate more freely. This effect adds to the immune suppression induced by other causes.
Sunscreen is one vital tool that can help prevent all of these UV induced assaults on the body as part of a comprehensive photo protection program, along with sun avoidance or use of shade during peak sunlight hours (7 AM to 6 PM), and protective clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses.
Nanoskin Technology cares about your skin. We BEG you to please wear sun screen, and look after your skin too. You MUST wear sun screen all year long and every day, even if you work in an office all day long.
- UVB protection of SPF 30 or higher
- UVA protection with a Critical Wavelength of 370
- Proof of water resistance (following the FDA guidelines, the product must specify whether it maintains its SPF after 40 or 80 minutes of water immersion)
- Testing for contact irritancy and phototoxic reactions.
Manufacturers must confirm that products in either category have been validated by testing on 10 people.
NANOSKIN uses Nanotechnology and exceeds the standards required. It costs more, because the ingredients in it, is only the best that money can buy. EXCEPTIONAL SUN SCREEN FORMULATED FOR YOUR FACE.
Protect your face from sun damage
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