The sun is Earth’s best friend and your skin’s worst enemy. It used to be that people thought nothing about relaxing out in the sun all day with no shade and no sunscreen. In that same vein, smoking was prescribed by doctors for its health benefits.
Science has exposed both the sun and smoking for the dangers they truly are. Unlike cigarettes, since the Surgeon General cannot place a label on and regulate the sun, it is up to the individual to make healthy choices regarding sun exposure. Whether you sunbathed in your youth before the dangers were widely known or you accidentally fell asleep in the sun and woke up with sunburn, Vitamin E can help mitigate and reverse the effects of ultraviolet, or UV, light.
Vine Vera on Why the Sun is So Dangerous
Sometimes it is what you can’t see that is the most dangerous. In the sun’s case, that invisible danger is in the form of ultraviolet radiation. The visible light from the sun is not responsible for your sunburn, but rather the rays that aren’t visible but are physically manifested in tans, burns and photoaging.
A lot of people believe that they are safe from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation if they only tan and not burn. Some people will even go to a tanning bed to get a “base tan” before taking a vacation in an effort to not burn. In actuality, any change to the skin’s color is a sign of cell damage. This makes understanding how Vitamin E can protect your skin even more important.
There are two types of ultraviolet radiation: UVA and UVB. UVA is the longer wave which penetrates deeper into the skin. It is also the more prevalent of the two. Research connecting UVA with skin aging and wrinkling has long been established, but only recently have researchers connected it to skin cancer, which was thought to only be a result of UVB exposure. UVB rays are shorter waves and do not penetrate the skin as deeply as UVAs, but are the main culprit behind skin reddens and sunburns as well as skin cancer.
Vine Vera Products with Vitamin E and the Sun
Vitamin E has many positive attributes for sun damaged skin, but first it is important to note that it is not a sunscreen. In order to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, you need to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with the appropriate SPF for your skin tone. After you use your sunscreen, you should then use skin care formulas which contain Vitamin E for its sun protecting benefits, such as the Resveratrol Malbec DNA Redefying Cream from Vine Vera.
Vitamin E decreased erythema ( the reddening of the skin) and photocarcinogenesis (a cancer causing, post UV exposure substance) and is a skin benefiting antioxidant. This is important because UV exposure produces free radicals, which cause oxidative damage and in turn damage to your skin. Although the body can mitigate some of this damage on its own, the presence of antioxidants can put an end to the damage. So make sure you pick up some of your favorite skin care products that contain Vitamin E from Vine Vera to better ensure your skin looks radiant, healthy and younger than ever.