Time to up our SPF game
The sun in itself doesn't harm our health. But prolonged exposure to its rays does damage our skin. Sunburn means what it says - burnt skin, be it a pink glow or a second degree, blistering disaster. What's more UV rays cause more than just sunburn. They harm the deeper levels of our skin and damage our bodies as a whole. Our bodies' natural protection varies from person to person - a lot depends on our phototype and whether we tan easily or tend to burn. But, whatever our skin type, UV rays damage skin cells by harming their DNA chain. The result? A drop in melanin, collagen and elastin production. Over the years, prolonged exposure to the sun causes skin to quickly age - more wrinkles, deeper lines, liver spots, dry skin and loss of suppleness.