Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
Despite the best of treatments available today, countless people continue to die from the skin cancer, a malady which is brought about due to overexposure to the sun. The harmful UV rays apart from causing sunburns can also lead to sun tanning and can cause the untold skin damage which has to be healed by plastic surgery . However, one other significant harm caused by exposure to the sun which many motorists are unaware of is aging. The UV rays tend to penetrate the skin-damaging the collagen in the process.
Collagen is a protein that holds the skin together in a firm and smooth way and damage to this key ingredient can lead to wrinkles which may accelerate the onset of aging. Studies indicate that about 75% of early skin aging is caused due to exposure to the sun. Therefore it is imperative that you take adequate measures to protect yourself from the sun’s gaze mostly if you are
motorcyclists and in this article, we tell you exactly how to do so.
The best way to protect your skin from sun damage is to avoid the sun altogether. The sun’s rays are at their highest intensity between 11:00 am to 3pm, so try riding either in the early mornings or late afternoons. Whenever you are going out there, choose the protective gear that will help you to counteract the sun’s harmful effects. They are as follows –
Protective Clothing – Wear clothes that will cover most of your body. Wearing cotton clothes is advised as they are more comfortable and you also tend to sweat lesser in them. Put on a hat or take along an umbrella that will act as protective shields.
Sunscreen – Sunscreens prevent the sunscreen from penetrating the skin. However, you shouldn’t choose just about any sunscreen. Your product should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more, and it should be waterproof. It should be applied 30 minutes before stepping outside and should be applied generously to the skin to get the maximum protection. Besides protecting you from sunburns, sunscreens also prevent other symptoms such as premature aging.
Eat plenty of fruits and leafy vegetables as these are rich in antioxidants and can help in repairing damaged skin. Foods rich in vitamin C are especially recommended as they can work towards protecting your skin from the sun’s rays. Water is crucial for the health of the skin. If you do not drink eight glasses of water daily, your skin cells will be rid of water and starve to death. This can make the skin dry and cracked. It can also be itchy and irritated. Constant water consumption helps your skin to resist the resilience it needs every day to stay hydrated as you ride.
You can use a tissue to find out your skin type. By applying a towel
directly to the face as you wake up, the amount of oil that remains on it indicates whether your skin is oily, dry, or a combination of the two. By discovering your skin type, you can choose the right skin care products.You can always take the help of alpha-hydroxy treatments. Alpha hydroxys are found in many natural
sources, from dairy to fruit. Alpha hydroxy acids help the skin dandruff faster by breaking down protein bonds that bind dead skin to new cells. Dead skin cells wash away as soon as this connection is broken to expose the healthy new skin underneath.