Did you know the health of your skin can alert you to health issues? According to the National Institute of Health, your skin gives you important clues about your overall health. Your skin can tell you how your health is overall, if you have a potentially cancerous mole, or have a disease, like Lupus.
Today, UV Skinz goes over the skin-health connections and how taking care of your skin can help save your life.
Skin Health: What You Need to Know
According to the BBC, "skin health can be used to predict a number of seemingly unconnected factors, from your bone density to your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases or dying from cardiovascular disease." These findings are so important as they shed light on the fact that we need to not just pay more attention to our skin, but also protect it - especially from UV light.
Skin Health and UV Rays
Knowing the impact UVA and UVB rays have on our skin is imperative. While UVB rays can damage our DNA, UVA rays make up 95% of all the UV radiation that hits earth. UVA rays can penetrate through windows, clouds, and shade structures, contributing to sun damage, premature skin aging, and skin cancer. UVA radiation is a significant contributor to skin cancer because these rays penetrate deep - often you don't see how they're damaging the skin until it's too late.
UVB rays are responsible for sunburns and cancers like melanoma. UVB ray damage is the most immediate and can happen even on cloudy days, at higher altitudes, and on snowy days too.
UV rays are a proven human carcinogen, per The Skin Cancer Foundation. UV rays can cause cancer, and it's so important to use proper sun protection during all seasons of the year to keep yourself protected. Remember: sun safety is not an after thought!
How to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Protected from UV Rays
If you want to keep your skin healthy, we recommend the following and also checking in with your dermatologist regularly:
- Don't use tanning beds.
- Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen and UPF 50+ clothing.
- Hydrate and eat healthy.
- Reduce stress.
- Avoid smoking.
- Get enough sleep.
- Choose skin products that work best for your skin and its needs.
- Gently wash your face in the morning, evening, and also after sweating.
UV Skinz's Best Selling UPF 50+ Clothing to Protect Your Skin
Women's UPF 50+ Clothing
Keep yourself sun-safe by choosing UPF 50+ clothing that will keep you cool, comfortable and protected. Be sure to browse our women's entire line, including our swimwear for additional inspiration!
Men's UPF 50+ Clothing
Our men's sun protective clothing line combines style with ease. These clothing items will keep your skin protected for years to come and are versatile enough to wear at home, the beach, or out playing golf.
Baby UPF 50+ Clothing
A baby's skin is so delicate, which is why it's not recommended by dermatologists or The Skin Cancer Foundation to put sunscreen on a baby under 6 months of age. Fortunately, there are plenty of super cute, cozy, and protective clothing items for your little one here at UV Skinz.
Be sure to browse our collection of UPF 50+ clothing and swimwear for the entire family and remember to stay sun safe.