Skin care

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Skin care

Sun protection is an important aspect of skin care. Though the sun is beneficial in order for the human body to get its daily dose of vitamin D, unprotected excessive sunlight can cause extreme damage to the skin. Ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) radiation in the sun's rays can cause sunburn in varying degrees, early ageing and increased risk of skin cancer.UV exposure can cause patches of uneven skin tone and dry out the skin.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, between 40 and 50 million Americans suffer from acne each year.While many associate acne with adolescence, acne can occur at any age. Causes of acne can include heredity/genetics, hormones, menstruation, food, and emotional stress.

There are a few ways to help reduce the effects of acne. Use a gentle exfoliating product, such as a scrub that contains sea salt or jojoba beads instead of one that uses sharp seeds, granules, or husks. Exfoliation should only be performed based on skin type. Those with inflammatory acne should exfoliate with caution as the procedure may make conditions worse and consult a Dermatologist before treatment. Some anti-acne creams contain drying agents such as benzoyl peroxide ( in concentrations of 2.5 - 10% ) which can help ease acne in certain cases — particularly among teenagers. However, many adults can't tolerate the intense drying effects and might experience cracked skin and red blemishes the longer they use the product. Users often choose to discontinue using the product if skin is experiencing extreme side effects imposed by the product.


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