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Open your eyes to the facts.

Though weíve all heard the warnings about the dangers of sunbathing and the importance of sun block, the consequences of sun damage (aside from the temporary sting of sunburn) are initially invisible and are sometimes hard to comprehend. The truth is, as much as 90 per≠cent of wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging skin what we usually think of as aging an be attributed to sun damage, says the American Skin Association, a national organization for education on skin health. Whatís worse, skin cancer is now the most common cancer, striking more than 800,000 Americans each year, according to the American Cancer Society
If youíre still tempted to head out the door without sun protec≠tion, stop to consider whatís going to happen to your skin.
Melanin, the protective pigment found in the epidermis, defends the skin against sun damage by absorbing the sunís rays and dissi≠pating the energy as heat. The more sun exposure, the more melanin the skin produces, which results in a suntan  sign that the skin has already been damaged by ultraviolet (UVI rays. If sun exposure continues, the UV rays will damage cells and blood vessels in the outer layer of skin, causing the redness and painful inflammation of sun≠burn, actually a minor burn.
Yet sunburn isnít the worst result of sun exposure. According to a report in the April 26, 1997, Science News, the UV rays that are not absorbed by melanin may prompt the formation of free radicals, de≠structive scavenger molecules. Because free radicals lack electrons, they attempt to steal electrons from other molecules, damaging the molecules in the process. Free radicals that get inside a cell can dam≠age the cellís genetic material and cause mutations, and they may even trigger cancer.
But the damage doesnít stop there. Urocranic acid, a chemical found in the epidermis, also reacts with ultraviolet light. The reaction also creates free radicals, which then break down the collagen and elastin in the skin, causing wrinkles. In addition, the sunís rays are thought to decrease immune system function within the skin, meaning that any invading organisms have a better chance of causing infection.


Wear a Hat & Sunblock | Dress to Protect | Avoid Peak hours in the Sun | Check the daily UV Index | Avoid Tanning Booths | Chemical Tanning | Sun Sensitivity | Cancer Protection ABC's | Natural Defense

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I just want to say thanks for your excellent service .. it certainly put a big smile on my face this morning. Being in the UK I thought it would take about two weeks for my order to arrive as with other companies I have ordered with and yet three working days later my order is here. Fantastic! Alsothank you for including my free gifts (one of which being an eye cream I was originally intending to order) and also the abundant supply of samples. I fully intend to try them all out and make another order soon!
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