Infrared A radiation that comes from the sun is more dangerous to the skin than UVA and UVB radiation. Apart from deeper penetration into the skin, it also represents a third of total solar radiation, while UVA and UVB make only seven percent of the total solar spectrum. www.growlegally.ca will give you some advice on how to protect your skin.
The risk of skin damage caused by UVA and UVB rays is well known. Doctors have warned for years to protect our skin using high-quality creams or lotions with a minimum of 30 protective factors during the summer period. However, it is also important to pay attention to the composition of the cream, which should be indicated to contain effective and photostable UVA and UVB filters, as well as a cell-activated complex of antioxidants that protects the skin from infrared rays (IR-A).
The harmfulness of IR-A radiation is the topic of many organizations and doctors who are working on developing different types of creams that protect the skin from the harmful radiation that comes from the sun.
Anyway, we are all aware that we need to be very careful. Unlike UV rays that damage the cell membrane, IR-A rays pass into the cell itself. This leads to structural changes in collagen, which additionally accelerates the aging process of the skin.
With the warning that during hot days we should not be exposed to the sun in the afternoon and that we should wear hats as an obligatory “equipment”, doctors say that the most vulnerable group are children who should be provided with additional protection. Children should stay outside only when it is necessary (during hot summer days), but it is necessary to avoid taking them out in the time of the day when the temperatures are highest. Even when they are not directly exposed to sunlight, they should have a protective cream with a factor 50 on their skin, which is especially adapted to gentle, infant skin. The cream should not irritate and create allergies, so it is necessary to choose a composition that nourishes, hydrates and at the same time protects against radiation.
It is important to choose adequate protection against sun rays with a high protection factor from IR-A radiation, to apply it regularly and in sufficient quantities. Since the sun’s rays are the strongest from 10am to 5pm, during this period the sun should be avoided whenever possible.
In addition to children, the most vulnerable people are prone to allergies to sunlight, a younger population with an acne problem and everyone suffering from atopic dermatitis.
Of the total solar energy that comes to Earth’s surface, five to seven percent is UV radiation, 39 is visible light, while between 54 and 56 is infrared radiation. Make sure you protect yourself from these dangerous rays and apply creams and lotions on your skin. Wear hats to protect your head and avoid direct exposure to sunlight whenever possible.