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Invisible Rays, Visible Damage

June 25th, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Photoaging properly perceived

While chronological aging cannot be stopped or reversed, photoaging can certainly be controlled.

Aging is correlated with the amount of sun exposure people receive, especially in their teenage and young adult years.
Photoaging, or aging by UVA and UVB exposure, is one of the worst contributors to the aged appearance of the skin because DNA can absorb both UVA and UVB rays.

Multiplied by years of exposure, this can potentially cause mutations at the DNA level. The sun can cause oxidative stress that can overload the skin’s own defence mechanisms, causing free radical and cellular level damage.

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