- Why do I need to use sunscreen?
- Why do I need to use sunscreen even when the sun is not shining brightly?
- Why do I need to use sunscreen if my skin is naturally pigmented?
UV light from the sun has both UV-A Rays (the Aging rays) and UV-B (the Burning Rays.)
The Aging Rays
• About 95% of the UV rays from the sun that reach the earth are UV-A rays
• Penetrate deeply into the skin layers, damaging collagen and cells
• Cause wrinkling, pigmentation, and loss of elasticity
• Can pass through glass (office and vehicle windows)
• Are not affected by weather or altitude
• Are present all day, every day of the year
• Increase the risk for skin cancer
The Burning Rays
• The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) number of a sunscreen indicates only the level of protection from UVB rays
• Mostly affect the outer layer of the skin
• Cause sunburns and tanning that increases the risk of skin cancer
• Vary with time of day and seasons, and are stronger in summer
Skin Care in Fayetteville
To learn more about how you can protect your skin from harmful sun rays, and keep your skin beautiful, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Saira Saini. You can reach our friendly staff by calling (910) 323-1234