Everyone loves to go out in the sunshine and enjoy the fresh air. However, sun exposure has a few risks associated with it, and some precautions are necessary. Let's take a closer look at the effects UV damage has on your skin.

1. Dehydration
Of course, the warmth of the sun will get rid of moisture but, clearly, your skin is not laundry being hung out to dry. Actually, the effects of the sun's rays are more extensive than simply reducing surface moisture. UVA rays, in particular, penetrate deep into your epidermis, damaging the skin's ability to renew itself and retain its elasticity. This UV damage creates that crinkly look that everyone would prefer to avoid!

2. Sun spots
Whilst there's something quite attractive about a few freckles on a fair-skinned face, the danger of sun spots, or age spots are very different. These are the blotches that arrive seemingly from nowhere just as you thought you were achieving a nice sun-kissed look. They signify that the sun is permanently damaging the balance of your skin tone and, with a few exceptions, are irreversible. So, remember, UV damage prevention is always better than a cure!

3. Signs of premature ageing
Age-related small wrinkles and a reduction in skin elasticity can be significantly minimised by caring for your skin in the right way. This definitely does not include excessive sun exposure, which will speed up the ageing process in a way that many of us consider grossly unfair. However, since that's the way it is, the only way to deal with the issue is to apply the right level of sun protection each day.

4. Skin thickening: a particular problem for acne-prone skin
What sun exposure doesn't do is help acne-prone skin. The skin-thickening effect is merely burying the problem of excess sebum and pollutants under the surface of the skin. Those problems might re-emerge with a vengeance at a later date!

You can guard your skin against this UV damage by applying sun cream as a form of daily protection. Why not try a non-greasy, instantly-drying sun protection spray like Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced SPF50 Face Mist, or Sensitive Advanced SPF30 Face Cream for acne-prone skin? With these, it won't be too difficult to get out in the sunshine after all!

GARNIER  TO THE RESCUE!