The hidden culprit behind aging skin (And what you can do about it)

by Joyce Tse July 04, 2023


Have you ever wondered what is the main cause behind the appearance of aging skin? While time certainly plays a role in causing aging skin, it turns out that sun exposure is the hidden culprit responsible for a staggering 90% of visible changes to your skin! When we expose our skin to the sun, it’s bombarded by ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two primary types that impact our skin: UVA and UVB.

UVA Rays: The Aging Culprit

UVA rays penetrate deep into our skin, reaching the dermis—the second layer beneath the surface. These sneaky rays are responsible for much of the skin's aging process. They break down collagen and elastin, the essential proteins that keep our skin firm and supple. The result? Wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of elasticity that can make us appear older than we are.

UVB Rays: The Burn Factor

UVB rays, on the other hand, are responsible for those painful sunburns we're all familiar with. These rays primarily affect the skin's outermost layer, the epidermis. They can cause redness, blistering, and peeling, making our skin more susceptible to damage. Prolonged exposure to UVB rays can also contribute to the development of skin cancer.

Sun burn

The Dark Side of Sunspots and Discoloration

Another consequence of sun exposure is the development of sunspots and skin discoloration. When our skin is exposed to the sun's UV rays, it triggers an overproduction of melanin—the pigment responsible for our skin's color. This excess melanin can lead to the formation of dark spots, freckles, and uneven skin tone, giving our complexion an uneven appearance.

The Vital Role of Sunscreen

Given the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays, it's crucial to prioritize sun protection every day, rain or shine. Sunscreen acts as a shield against harmful UV rays, helping to prevent sunburns, premature aging, and even skin cancer. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and apply it generously to all exposed areas of your skin. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially during prolonged sun exposure or after swimming or sweating.

Velvette Anti-Aging Face Oils

Antioxidant-Rich Face Oils: Nature's Superheroes

Enter the superheroes of skincare—antioxidants! These powerful compounds help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, protecting our skin from oxidative stress. And where can we find an abundance of antioxidants? You guessed it – Velvette’s Face Oils!

Among Velvette's range of face oils, the Anti-Aging Face Oil (Day) & (Night) series reigns supreme when it comes to harnessing the power of antioxidants. This series boasts a remarkable lineup of potent ingredients, including edelweiss extract, pomegranate seed oil, cranberry seed oil, and sea buckthorn oil. Together, these powerhouse components join forces to combat the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays and minimize the signs of aging on your skin!

The sun's UV rays may be the hidden culprit behind premature skin aging, but armed with the right knowledge and skincare arsenal, you can protect and rejuvenate your skin. Remember to prioritize sun protection by using sunscreen daily, and amplify your defense against sun damage by incorporating antioxidant-rich face oils like Velvette Face Oils into your skincare routine. By taking these proactive steps, you can counteract the effects of sun damage, maintain a youthful complexion, and embrace healthy, radiant skin!

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