Summer is fast-approaching and many of us will find ourselves having the time of our lives under the sun. But what many people don’t realize that too much exposure not only damages the skin but also causes aging.
Studies show that sun UV rays are at its strongest between 10 am – 4 pm and during late spring and early summer. Moreover, location also has an impact in developing skin damage. First, countries that are closer to the equator are more likely to develop skin damage since direct sunlight passes through those countries more often. Second, exposure to the sun under reflective surfaces such as the water, snow, and concrete can cause sunburn. Finally, the higher the altitude of a location the more prone it is to UV exposure because it has less capability to block the sunlight.
Although there are causes of skin aging that we can influence, there are others that we can’t control. One in particular is premature aging which the sun plays an important role in.