Suncare

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUNCARE

We know that most people are aware of the importance of using SPF products in the summer, when the sun is strong and you can easily burn. But most people are unaware of the way the sun can affect your skin also during the other seasons. Let us break it down for you. 

All SPF products in the EU are built with both UVA and UVB protection. These UV rays come from the sun and can damage our skin in different ways.

95% of the radiation that comes from the sun is UVA. UVA is low energy rays and we are exposed to these rays all year round during daylight. UVA can penetrate clouds and they can pass through windows. UVA penetrates the deeper layer of your skin called dermis, where they produce free radicals that can damage your skin. UVA rays are the main cause of wrinkles and they can also cause sun allergy, pigment changes and cancer.

The other 5% are UVB rays. These rays are high in energy and they are slowed down by clouds and windows. These rays can penetrate epidermis, the top layer of the skin, and they can turn your skin darker by damaging the DNA in your skin cells. The DNA starts producing a darker pigment for protection. UVB rays can cause sun burn, allergic reactions and cancer. 

The benefits of using SPF all year round: 

It's the most effective way to prevent your skin from aging.
Reduce the risk of skin cancer
Reduce the risk of pigment changes in your skin

While using Gun Ana products we want you to embrace life under the sun, all year round.

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