Sunscreen News: Skin Cancer Alert! Sunscreen is your only armor against the harmful radiation of our Sarasota summer sun. Break out the sunscreen and slather it on! Altiora Plastic Surgery Surgery reminds you that it’s time for you to take extra care with your sunscreen! Summer is heating up, and so are the dangerous rays of the sun. Your skin health is in jeopardy!
The Summer Skin Guide From Altiora Plastic Surgery and Med Spa
You might not think Sunscreen is exactly breaking news, but Sunscreen is your only protection against the harmful radiation from the sun. Altiora Plastic Surgery and Med Spa has put you on skin cancer alert! Consequently, we brought you some of the latest information about cancer, sunscreen,your skin and our Sarasota hot summer sunshine. So, read on.
Even if the temperature is not scorching hot, or the day is overcast, wear your sunscreen. Sunscreen is year-round protection. But now more than ever, with summer sun and fun, protect your skin with sunscreen. We all know that it doesn’t have to be 105 degrees to burn your skin or cause cancer. Even on days there is not a great deal of heat or sunshine, be on alert and make wearing sunscreen a healthy skin habit.
Altiora Plastic Surgery and Med Spa Asks: Do You Know About the UV Index?
You might have heard of the UV index, but never really paid attention to it. Perhaps you have never learned what the UV Index means to you and your skin. The Ultraviolet (UV) Index predicts the ultraviolet radiation levels on a 1-11+ scale. You can find these numbers on any day, on the Weather Network or other Weather Forecasting Aps for your phone.
The UV Index tells you how high the intensity of the UV radiation is for that day. Altiora Plastic Surgery and Med Spa wants you to know
that higher the number is, the faster you will burn or attract skin damage. This happens, even if the temperature does not seem to “feel” that hot to you.
Any reading above a five on the UV Index means a high risk of damage to your skin from the UV Rays of our beautiful Orlando Sun.
For Example: On a given day, the UV Index is predicted to climb to a level of 9.6. The Weather Network shows you an hour by hour report of the worst hours to be out in the sun without protection.
If you don’t have time to check an AP, here’s a great rule to remember, from the pages of Glamour Magazine: “Look at your shadow. Is it shorter than you are? Then the rays are strong and you are more likely to burn. Cover up or find the shade.”
Sunscreen and Melanoma: Thought Provoking Facts
We have better protection available than ever before in human history, so why were 76,380 new melanomas discovered in 2016? Why did 10,130 people die of melanoma last year?
The Doctors and Staff at Altiora Plastic Surgery and Med Spa hope you will make this your summer to take the sun–and your skin damage—seriously. New studies have confirmed the long held suspicion that “The sun is responsible for the vast majority of visible aging.” To put it simply, we mean wrinkles result from sunbathing!
Read below to learn how much worse the sun factor is than we thought, in regards wrinkles and aging.
Sunscreen Protection: Breaking News About UV Ray Danger of Premature Aging !
1. Recently researchers wanted to isolate and study the effects the effects of sun alone, on skin. Their ultimate calculation revealed that “the
sun is responsible for 80.3 per cent of skin aging.” They published this conclusion in the medical journal of Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology. “Our study confirms the accountability of sun exposure in premature aging of the face.”
The scientists concluded, using research and mathematical calculations,“UV rays accounted for 80 per cent of skin ageing.” This study especially focused on skin wrinkles and their relationship to the UV rays of the sun.
2. Shocking Result of the Research: So, how much damage is just a little sun exposure capable of inflicting?
The new studies prove that a two per cent increase in skin damage from the sun can age a face by three years.
3. Wrinkles are not the only price your skin pays if you keep it in the sun for long-term UV exposures. We have long know you can also
blame the sun for your “pigmentation, reduced skin elasticity and a degradation of skin texture, including yellowing.”
4. How old can the sun make you look? They also found that women with 80 per cent damage look their age. If you have 82 per cent damage, you look about three years older.
Naturally we all know other factors can also change the skin’s appearance and structure, including gravity, the natural ageing process, and pollution. Likewise skin suffers from your diet, tobacco, illness and stress.
With all of these skin enemies to consider, let’s control the one that we can: Be aware of how long we stay in the UV rays with our skin unprotected.
If you can manage to hold down the damage to 78 per cent, your damage actually makes you appe
ar three years younger! So, not all wrinkles are the result of genetics!
The research is an ominous warning to us all.
Likewise, recent studies have revealed the anxiety of psychologists concerning our apparent neglect concerning the sun, our skin condition, and cancer.
“The primary carcinogen for the genesis of skin cancers is ultraviolet light from solar radiation and tanning beds. In spite of massive health campaigns to raise public awareness on ultraviolet radiation, sun-protective practices still fall behind.”
So, we join other concerned skincare experts all over the world by asking you to slather all your exposed skin generously with your favorite sunscreen, and remember to reapply it often.