As we get down to the last precious weeks of summer, soaking in the sun feels like an urgent priority. We totally get it. But we’ve all heard the dire warnings about the sun’s dangerous effects, and it’s never too late to take a stand in your skin’s battle against the sun. But what really happens when sun meets skin?
Sunlight delivers two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A and short wave ultraviolet B. UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, packing the strongest skin cancer threat. UVB rays cause superficial—but potentially long-lasting—skin damage, from sunburn to the spots & wrinkles associated with age.
But the danger goes even deeper. Below the surface, both UVA & UVB rays are actually damaging your skin’s DNA by suppressing its immune system and making skin cells’ internal DNA more vulnerable to mutation—and thus cancer.
We’re not trying to rain on your beach day! In moderation, sun rays help your body produce vitamin D, which is essential for bone and general health. It’s also therapeutic and encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Just be sure to use sunscreen with an SPF greater than 30 and be extra cautious from 10 AM to 4 PM, when the sun is strongest.
Even better, you can begin offsetting some of the damage. Because RESCUE works on the cellular level to support skin from the inside out, our unique formulation supports the skin’s process of regeneration for better, stronger, healthier, and younger looking skin. (Read up on our science!) Because the natural radiance of your own healthy skin—whatever shade it is!—is the best glow of all, so take care of your skin and it’ll take even better care of you.