How to Protect Yourself Better Against Skin Damaging UV Rays

Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy looking skin. Nevertheless, too many people skip the use of sunscreen in their morning routine as it is too time consuming and not convenient to apply.

Yet, the human skin is the biggest organ of our body and surfaces our well-being. Some people call it the mirror of our inner state as your skin mirrors how well you treat your body and how healthy you are. You can keep any secrets, but your skin never does.

While most people spend lots of money in expensive facial creams and treatments to look good, they neglect the rest of their body. Yet, our body needs just as much protection and attention as our face does.

Sun exposure is responsible for an estimated 90% of skin aging.1 UV rays from the sun are the primary cause of wrinkles, sunspots, reduced skin elasticity, pigmentation, the degradation of skin texture, and many other signs of skin aging.

Yet a national survey supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that only 34% of people apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, while 39% seek shade and 38% prefer wearing sun-protective clothing. More than one-third of U.S. adults reported a sunburn in the previous years, most of them white men. The Skin Cancer Foundation strongly advises the public to avoid sunburns at all costs. Sunburns not only accelerate skin aging, but cause DNA damage to the skin and increase your lifetime skin cancer risk. Accordingly, when it comes to sun protection all three criteria on how to avoid sunburns should be adapted.

People who use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily show 24% less skin aging than those who do not use sunscreen daily.2  Sun damage is cumulative. In the US less than 25% of lifetime UV dose is reached by the age of 18. The same applies to many other countries as Australia.

UV Exposure in the US
Source: Skin Cancer Foundation

Hence, it is crucial to wear sunscreen daily and care for your body on a daily base as the majority of sun damage actually occurs after the age of 18.

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Since applying and reapplying sunscreen every two hours while being outside is time consuming and not convenient, we developed our IONIQ One to add more value to your everyday life and take out the strains of skin care.  Sunscreen and other skin care products will be sprayed evenly and streak-free onto your skin working through a generated attraction between the liquid and the skin. It will be much more fun, easy and convenient to care for your skin.

 

 

  1. Taylor CR, Stern RS, Leyden JJ, Gilchrest BA. Photoaging/photodamage and photoprotection. J Am Acad Dermatol1990; 22:1-15.
  2. Hughes MCB, Williams GM, Baker P, Green AC. Sunscreen and prevention of skin aging: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med2013; 158(11):781-790.