How Does the Sun Affect Hair and Skin?

British Heatwave: How does the sun affect Hair & Skin?

Skin and Hair Care Monmouthshire

Be careful in this very extreme hot weather.

 

Sun, sea and sunburn? Britain is baking in one f the hottest summers ever recorded. People are actually moaning that its too HOT! I never thought I would hear that said so readily.  The heatwave is set to continue with temperatures reaching 37ºC in some places in the UK.
So, what affect does the harsh sunlight have on a persons skin and hair?

Sun on your head?

Melanin is a pigment found in your skin and hair cells that gives each its color.
It does seem weird that the sun bleaches our hair and darkens our skin.
This mostly has to do with hair being dead and skin being alive. The sun bleaches and destroys the melanin in your hair giving you lighter hair.

Sun on your skin?

Harmful Effects of Sun Exposure. The main risk factor for sunburn, premature skin aging, skin damage, and skin cancer is exposure to UV light from the sun. More than 90 percent of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. Using tanning beds and tanning lamps also increases the risk for skin damage and skin cancer.

Having a great tan makes people feel better and some people go to extremes to get such a tan. However, you really do need to be aware of the harmful effects of the hard sunlight and sunbathe sensibly.

If you need information on skin and hair care, you can contact Designed for Beauty at any time for good free advice.

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