Do Not Buy Sunscreen Without Understanding UV Rays

Ultraviolet (UV) Rays – It is a type of radiation that is produced by sun. The sun’s UV radiation is major cause of sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer. However, it is also the best natural source of vitamin D. There are 3 types of UV rays.


UV rays protection

Types & understanding about UV rays.

UV-C Rays - It penetrates up to upper layer of the epidermis (Stratum Corneum)

  • Damages skin cells

  • Ozone layer absorbs all the UV Rays

  • It has an anti-bacterial effect

  • Used for UV-sterilisation

UV-B Rays (The Burning Rays) - It penetrates up to basel layer

(Stratum Germinativum)

  • Trigger Mitosis which can cause skin cancer

  • Causes tanning & sunburn


UV-A Rays (The Aging Rays) - It penetrates up to dermis

  • Can destroy the connective tissue of the skin

  • Deeply penetrates into skin layers and damage collagen

  • Cause wrinkles, loss of elasticity and pigmentation


Look for following ingredients while buying sunscreen products:

  • AVOBENZONE

  • ZINC OXIDE

  • TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Only these three ingredients can block UV A rays.


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