WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO USE SPF ALL YEAR LONG?
Many factors contribute to the aging process (photoaging) including stress, genetics, pollution, and smoking to name a few, however, the sun is the number one culprit. UVA rays are present 365 days a year and are what cause free radical damage. UVA rays go through glass, clouds, computers, and flouresant lighting. Chances are if you do have sun damage and age spots (hyperpigmentation), they’re more prevalent on the left side of your face – from driving your car! UVB rays are the burning rays that cause the skin to burn. The color that’s produced (a sunburn or a tan) is actually our skin’s defense mechanism against the damage caused by UVB rays.