Aging due to ultraviolet rays
◇UV light is the cause of aging⁉UV rays not only darken the skin, but are also deeply related to skin aging. This is called "photoaging" and is distinguished from natural aging due to aging.
Photoaging refers to skin changes such as spots, wrinkles, and sagging caused by years of exposure to sunlight.
In addition to photoaging, there are other types of skin aging, such as natural aging due to aging, and it is said that about 80% of skin aging is caused by photoaging.
The main cause of this photoaging is considered to be UV rays, so it is very important to take "UV countermeasures" throughout the year to protect the health of your skin and to prevent skin aging.
◇Effects of UV rays on the skin
The effects of ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) can cause serious skin damage such as dryness, stiffness, wrinkles as well as pigmentation such as spots.
・UV-A：Ultraviolet rays that reach the dermis and darken the skin. It can damage collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles and sagging.
・UV-B：These are ultraviolet rays that cause inflammation of the epidermis. It activates melanocytes and increases melanin, which can cause spots and freckles.
◇「How to prevent photoaging
In order to prevent photoaging, it is important to take adequate UV protection.
The easiest way is to apply sunscreen. You can get sunburned not only in the summer when the sun is strong, but also when it is cloudy, when you go out in the winter, or when you spend time in your room, so be sure to wear sunscreen.
However, sunscreens are often left unapplied or run off due to sweat or sebum, even if you think you have applied it well.
Therefore, I would like to recommend the use of both "sunscreen to apply" and "sunscreen to drink".
You can protect yourself from UV damage from the outside with sunscreen that you apply, and take care of yourself from the inside with sunscreen that you drink.
Dr.select Sunshade UV (Sunscreen pills)
This supplement contains 100 mg of the UV-protective ingredient NutroxSun™ in each capsule.
NutroxSun™ is a natural polyphenolic ingredient extracted from rosemary and citrus. Clinical evaluations have shown that a continuous intake of 100mg per day increases the protective effect against UV rays and reduces the redness of the skin caused by sunburn quickly.
Golfer's Protech UV Cream SPF50+ PA++++
This sunscreen not only protects against UV rays, but also against near-infrared rays, which have recently been found to cause wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging.
It contains moisturizing ingredients (arnica extract) and tea tree leaf oil (botanical emollient) to protect your skin from dryness.
Pittatto Sun Milk SPF30 PA+++
This UV cream with horse oil can be used by the whole family, from babies as young as 0 months to those with delicate skin.
It can be used in a variety of situations such as water play and leisure.