May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

May has been declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control. They remind us to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Each year, approximately 2 million persons in the United States are diagnosed with non melanoma skin cancers. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and a history of sunburn are preventable risk factors. 90 % of visible premature aging is caused by environmental damage. Sunscreens are not enough.Even the best broad Spectrum Sunscreen only blocks

55% of uv-induced free radicals

NONE of IRA- induced free radicals

SUN-INDUCED PREMATURE AGING

The sun emits radiant energy known as electromagnetic radiation. This energy travels in a wave-like pattern and is divided into three types: ultravioletvisible light, and infrared radiation. Together these types of radiation make up the solar spectrum. Research has proven the photodamaging effect of UV and infrared radiation.

WHAT IS PHOTO DAMAGE?

Photodamage is the premature aging of the skin caused by sun exposure, which leads to the generation of free radicals.

FREE RADICALS

Unstable UV- and IR induced molecules that cause the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and laxity.

DAILY SOLAR EXPOSURE

UVB CAUSES BURNING

Damaging the outermost layer of the epidermis, UVB is

primarily responsible for skin reddening and sunburns.

  • Penetrates the epidermal layers of the skin
  • Most intense midday and during the Summer
  • Plays a key role in the development of skin cancers.

UVA CAUSES AGING

Accounting for up to 95% of the UV radiation reaching the earth and 30 to 50 times more prevalent than UVB, UVA is responsible for the destruction of healthy collagen and elastin fibers.

  • Present year-round and can pass through clouds and glass
  • Penetrates the skin 40 times deeper than UVB
  • Proven to induce premature aging in the skin.

IRA (INFRARED RADIATION) PENETRATES DEEPER

Penetrating the skin deeper than UVA and UVB, IRA upregulates matrix metalloproteinase -1 ( MMP-1) expression, an enzyme that destructs healthy collagen 1 fibers.

  • Occurs beyond the light range UV filters can protect
  • 65% of the energy reaches the skin’s dermal layers, the tissue responsible for skin’s structure
  • Diminishes skin’s antioxidant capacity

May has been declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control. They remind us to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Each year, approximately 2 million persons in the United States are diagnosed with non melanoma skin cancers. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and a history of sunburn are preventable risk factors. 90 % of visible premature aging is caused by environmental damage. Sunscreens are not enough. Even the best broad Spectrum Sunscreen only blocks:

  • 55% of uv-induced free radicals
  • NONE of IRA- induced free radicals
  • SUN-INDUCED PREMATURE AGING

The sun emits radiant energy known as electromagnetic radiation. This energy travels in a wave-like pattern and is divided into three types: ultraviolet, visible light, and infrared radiation. Together these types of radiation make up the solar spectrum. Research has proven the photodamaging effect of UV and infrared radiation.

WHAT IS PHOTO DAMAGE?

Photodamage is the premature aging of the skin caused by sun exposure, which leads to the generation of free radicals.

FREE RADICALS

Unstable UV- and IR induced molecules that cause the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and laxity.

  • DAILY SOLAR EXPOSURE
  • UVB CAUSES BURNING

Damaging the outermost layer of the epidermis, UVB is primarily responsible for skin reddening and sunburns.

  • Penetrates the epidermal layers of the skin
  • Most intense midday and during the Summer
  • Plays a key role in the development of skin cancers.
  • UVA CAUSES AGING

Accounting for up to 95% of the UV radiation reaching the earth and 30 to 50 times more prevalent than UVB, UVA is responsible for the destruction of healthy collagen and elastin fibers.

  • Present year-round and can pass through clouds and glass
  • Penetrates the skin 40 times deeper than UVB
  • Proven to induce premature aging in the skin.
  • IRA (INFRARED RADIATION) PENETRATES DEEPER

Penetrating the skin deeper than UVA and UVB, IRA upregulates matrix metalloproteinase -1 ( MMP-1) expression, an enzyme that destructs healthy collagen 1 fibers.

  • Occurs beyond the light range UV filters can protect
  • 65% of the energy reaches the skin’s dermal layers, the tissue responsible for skin’s structure
  • Diminishes skin’s antioxidant capacity

YOU ARE EXPOSED TO UVA, UVB, AND IRA DAILY. THERE IS NO MORE “I DON’T NEED PROTECTION BECAUSE I WONT BE DIRECTLY IN THE SUN TODAY” SKINCEUTICALS ANTIOXIDANTS CAN NEUTRALIZE UV-AND IRA- INDUCED FREE RADICALS GENERATED EVEN IN PROTECTED SKIN.

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