There are many anti aging skin care tips to help you look your best but what should you do in relationship to the sun. On one hand doctors tell us that we need to spend more time out in the sun. Sunlight is an important pathway to creating vitamin D. Vitamin D has been show to be important to bone health. New research is showing how important vitamin D is to the heart and the cardiovascular system.
Then there is the other camp that tells us to protect ourselves from the sun. Sunlight can cause skin damage and certain types of cancers. Sunlight can cause the skin to age prematurely. This competing information causes one to ask:
This article will give you two very important anti aging skin care tips that will help make sunlight your friend while preventing its potential damage.
Back in the 1950s and early 60s there were a lot of movies that promoted fun in the sun. Whether it was Annette or Elvis on some beach or the Coppertone girl showing off her tan line, sun exposure became part of the American culture. People spent a lot of time working on their tans. No one thought about the consequences to all that sun exposure and what UV radiation was doing to their skin. At least, not until the 1980s when the rate of skin cancer took an upward spike in the population!
Because of this, suntan oil gave way to sunscreen products and a whole new industry was born. This year doctors will diagnose 60,000 new cases of melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. According to a recent Harris Interactive survey of almost 2,400 adults, nearly 50 percent of the people were aware of the benefit of sunscreen to protect their skin. Unfortunately, only 200 of the respondents actually applied it on a daily basis.
Of the two anti aging skin care tips I’m going to recommend, the first one is your primary line of defense. The second anti aging skin care tip is designed to help your skin cells repair themselves from UV radiation. Of the two anti aging skin care tips, this second one is the easiest to remember and apply.
UV Radiation and Its Effects
People think about sun exposure when they’re going to the beach or planning to spend the day working in their garden. Many people never think about sun exposure while running errands or driving their car. Most dermatologists will tell you that the left side of the face has the greatest percentage of skin cancer. Why? Because when you drive that is the side of the face that gets the greatest sun exposure. This cumulative sun exposure has been linked to both melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer.
When your skin cells are exposed to large amounts of UV radiation, the resulting damage to cellular DNA can disrupt normal cell replication. This increases the potential for skin damage. It also reduces the skin’s ability to repair itself. The two anti aging skin care tips I’m going to recommend are designed to protect you from UV radiation and repair its damage.
In simple terms, UV radiation stimulates the release of thimidine dimmers which seek out your healthy skin cells to cause cell death or damage. This damage also results in damage to the cell’s DNA. Although not abundant, your body’s skin has natural repair enzymes. They work to repair this damaged DNA. However, the greater the sun exposure the greater the stress on this natural repair process! Cells with the damaged DNA will duplicate themselves. These new cells will also carry the damaged DNA. As these cells work their way to the skin surface, we see them as freckles, age spots, and even skin cancer. The first anti aging skin care tip deals directly with protecting you from sunlight.
First Anti Aging Skin Care Tip – Sunscreen!
UV radiation has two components. UVB rays which cause burning and play a key role in causing skin cancer. UVA rays can also contribute to the development of skin cancer. However, UVA rays are referred to as “The Aging Rays!” According to Dr. David Leffell, a professor of dermatology and surgery at Yale School of Medicine, “UVA rays penetrate deeper into the dermis, where they wreak havoc with elastin and collagen fibers – causing prematurely wrinkled, sagging skin.”
Research has shown that 10 minutes of UVA exposure on a daily basis can result in significant damage to the dermis layer in as little as 12 weeks. Since the average person receives 14 hours of sun exposure a week, most people don’t realize the amount of damage occurring to their skin. As recently as 2007 the United States government has revised its guidelines to require even greater protection from UV radiation.
Your first anti aging skin care tip is to apply a sunscreen that has an SPF rating of at least 15 but preferably 30. The SPF rating reflects how well a sunscreen blocks UVB rays. Dermatologists used to recommend a SPF rating of 15 but now recommend the higher rating of 30. The reason for the higher recommendation is reflected by Andrew Kaufman, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, who said, “If you don’t apply enough sunscreen – and most people don’t – then an SPF 15 will be only a 6 or 7.”
It is also important to protect your skin at all times. UVB rays are strongest during the summer months and between the daylight hours of 10 am to 4 pm. UVA rays are present during all daylight hours and throughout the year, even on cold and cloudy days. Most sunscreens are designed to protect against UVB rays to keep your skin from burning. Some of these sunscreens also protect against UVA rays. Unfortunately, there is no FDA approved way to measure a product’s ability to protect against UVA. Thus, look for an SPF product that is also labeled “broad-spectrum” or has a ++ rating. These products usually contain Mexoryl, Helioplex, zinc oxide, or avobenzone. However, avobenzone needs to be paired with a stabilizing ingredient such as octocrylene to keep it from degrading when exposed to light.
The skin care industry has also developed moisturizers with built-in SPF protection. The challenge is finding one that contains good UVA protection. The skin care industry is also combining makeup with SPF. Most dermatologists would not recommend makeup with SPF as your first line of defense since it is too easy for the makeup to shift or wear off. This leaves you defenseless against UVB and UVA rays. Thus, your first anti aging skin care tip centers on finding and applying a good sunscreen product that is broad-spectrum with a minimum SPF rating of 15.
Children of the Moon
What happens when your sunscreen fails or you fail to put on your sunscreen? Enter the children of the moon. No, I’m not talking about moon worshipers or werewolves. I’m talking about a very serious skin disorder called XP disease.
These are children who have no reparative enzymes and cannot tolerate any UV exposure. They are usually children because most people affected don’t make it to adulthood because of health complications caused by UV radiation. They must stay indoors during the day. They must be completely protected from any source of UV radiation. These unfortunate children have become know as “Children of the Moon” because they can only go outside at night.
A scientist doing research on children afflicted with XP disease found a sea phytoplankton enzyme that stimulates damaged DNA to repair itself. Synergy WorldWide obtained the exclusive rights to this technology, what is now commonly referred to as Gen IV Technology. It is this technology that is the basis of the second anti aging skin care tip.
Second Anti Aging Skin Care Tip – Gen IV Technology!
Before I explain Gen IV Technology let me show you the results. As they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words!” Well, I’ve got two pictures to show you. The first picture is:
Test Study: Gen IV Technology on Her Back
Time Period: 4 1/2 Hours
This woman applied a product that contained Gen IV Technology to her sunburned back. After 4 1/2 hours a second picture was taken and the results speak for themselves but include:
The second picture is:
Challenge: Numerous Sun Lesions
Test Study: Gen IV Technology on 1/2 of His Face
Time Period: Four Weeks
This man decided to apply a product that contained Gen IV Technology to the right side of his face (the left side of the photo.) He did this every day for 4 weeks. The results speak for themselves but include:
What is Gen IV Technology?
Gen IV technology is based on, as well as supports, this naturally occurring DNA repair process in your body. The key to Gen IV’s revolutionary effectiveness lies in its combination of the unique T4 Endonuclease V repair enzyme and special acting liposomes. This repair enzyme helps to prevent and correct visible damage resulting from exposure to the sun’s UV rays. The T4 Endonuclease V enzyme is extracted through a special bio-fermentation process from a certain type of microorganism. These enzymes are then encapsulated in specialized liposomes that are targeted directly to the skin cells. In a nutshell, the T4 Endonuclease V enzymes help protect the skin from UV-induced damage, reduce the potential for sunburn, and help support the skin’s immune system. All this aids the body in self-repair and is the foundation to this second anti aging skin care tip.
The chart below shows the amount of skin damage, represented by damaged DNA, occurring immediately after sun exposure. As you can see, after six hours the body can repair some of the damage on its own. However, with the application of DNA repair enzymes following UV exposure, a significant reduction in damage is seen after the same six hour period:
The liposomes that help make Gen IV so powerful are specially engineered to localize in the upper layers of the skin. This is where the T4 Endonuclease V enzyme provides the greatest benefit. These liposomes are pH sensitive, ensuring that they will not release their contents until the appropriate location within the skin is reached. The Gen IV liposome has a pH level of 6.0, a generally spherical shape, and is composed of three lipids:
Inside the cell, where the pH level is 4.0, the Phosphtidyl Choline lipid breaks open to release the lipsome’s active enzyme content. The above picture shows a liposome that has been delivered into a skin cell. The cell membrane is visible at the bottom of the photo. You will note that the liposome is unraveling to release the DNA repair enzymes. Once the enzymes have been released from the liposome, they will aid in repairing visible skin damage. This is a sophisticated delivery system that aids the skin cells in repairing the damage to their DNA. It is what makes this second anti aging skin care tip so effective.
Synergy WorldWide is the company that pioneered this Gen IV Technology. Based on solid science and backed by clinical evidence, Synergy WorldWide has developed several products containing the Gen IV Technology. Products that provide amazing anti aging skin care solutions. It is this anti aging skin care tip that will help prevent and visibly reverse the signs of aging for beautiful, youthful-looking skin.
The best offense is a good defense. Your first anti aging skin care tip revolves around a good sunscreen. According to Dr. Darrell Rigel, past president of the American Academy of Dermatology, you need to:
Even with a good defense the sun is still a relentless player in the aging of our skin. The UVA and UVB rays are always on the attack. No matter how good your defensive strategy is, you need to incorporate the anti aging skin care tip of Gen IV Technology. Daily application of products that contain these DNA reparative enzymes will do wonders for helping your skin combat the damage of UVA and UVB rays. If you’re interested, then you can find these types of products in the Wellness Store of this website.
Until next time, may we both age youthfully!
P.S. As a convenience, I’ve also included links to the Anti Aging Skin Care articles below:
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