We all know that wearing sunscreen is a must to keep skin looking young and prevent skin cancer, but if you don’t know your sunscreen and understand the difference between UVB and UVA rays, you may not be getting enough protection.
UVB rays only reaches the surface of your skin, but does immediate, visible damage, i.e., sunburn. UVA rays go deeper, and cause long term damage, even though the results don’t always show up right away. Sunscreens typically focus on UVB rays and allow UVA rays to pass through.
Most sunscreens just don’t do it all, and most of us don’t apply them correctly. Backing up your sunscreen with anti-oxidants can help reverse the damage. Eating a diet rich in anti-oxidants and drinking green tea will improve your skin and your overall health. Look for sunscreens which contain anti-oxidants and provide enhanced UV protection.