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Protect Your Skin from the Harmful Effects of UV Rays (Sun Damage)

UV rays are more harmful to your skin than you could imagine! It may protect us from the deadly virus, but we should also take proper protection as a part of sun damage on face treatment. Wrinkles, sunburn, premature ageing, liver problems, and rough skin are some of the major issues you may notice due to excessive exposure to UV Rays. 

The best method of treating sun-damaged skin on the face is to switch to Ayurvedic remedies because they don’t have any side effects and are 100% natural. 


What are UV Rays? 

A form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun is UV rays. This radiation can also be caused by man-made sources such as welding torches and tanning beds. Simply put, radiation is the sending out of energy from any source. UV rays are the middle radiations and have more energy than visible light. There are also different types of UV rays such as :

  • UVA Rays- This comes with the least energy among other UV rays. These rays cause direct damage to skin cells and indirect damage to cells' DNA. Not only this, but UVA rays cause wrinkles and skin cancer.
  • UVB Rays- Unlike UVA Rays, these have slightly more energy. They directly damage the cells' DNA which as a result causes sunburn. 

Why are UV Rays harmful to the skin? What issues can exposure to UV rays cause?

Before we head to the sun-damaged skin treatment or remedies, let’s understand how harmful are these UV rays on the skin? UV rays are harmful because these lights hit the skin and enter the innermost layers of the skin. This process, as a result, stimulates melanin in the cell, which as a result causes the skin cells' DNA to undergo several chemical changes. Simply put, UV rays have enough energy to damage DNA, which leads to skin and health diseases. In general, the level of damage caused by UV rays depends on several factors like: 

  • the location you live in
  • the intensity of UV rays 
  • the length of time your skin is exposed to the UV rays 

More sun damage on the face is caused if no protection or safety measure is taken. Furthermore, some excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation causes the following risks : 

  • Due to overexposure, skin gets tanned. On the other hand, the side effects of prolonged UV Exposure are skin cancer.
  • Also, excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation causes blinding eye diseases, eyelid cancer and other serious health conditions like cancer. 
  • It also causes skin tanning and premature ageing of the skin. 
  • Exposure to UV Rays damages the immune system by lowering the body's resistance to diseases. 

How can you protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays and sun damage?

Are you tired of skin sun problems due to sun damage? You must be probably looking for sun-damaged skin treatment. Aren't you? Remember, nature always has much more to offer than anything else. So instead of applying several chemical products to your face, opt for natural ways of prevention. Here are some of the best tips to treat sun-damaged skin on the face: 

  • Clothing
  • In order to protect your skin from sun damage, a great option is to wear long pants and sleeves. When your skin is not exposed to the sun rays, it is automatically protected from UV rays, which causes no skin damage. You can also opt for lightweight UV resistant clothing. 

  • UV-repellent detergent
  • Want to make your clothes more protective? Purchase UV-repellent products. When washing clothes, these act as a detergent and create a fabric coating. Simply put, they fight against UV rays to penetrate the clothing's fabric.

  • Sunglasses
  • The skin and UV rays also affect the eyes and lead to many eye diseases. So a good quality pair of sunglasses will protect both your face and eyes from the sun. Besides, you can pair your sunglasses with a facial moisturiser and body lotion for other skin areas.

  • About UV lights
  • Another way to prevent sun damage on the face is to avoid UV rays. For instance, if you're having fun outdoors, you can protect your skin by sitting/standing in the shade.  You can also use umbrellas to reduce your risk of sunburn. Also, an effective way to prevent UV rays is by avoiding going out between  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


    Are you spending a lot of time in the sun? Are you worried about skin sun damage? No doubt, UV Exposure is a powerful attack. So instead of using harmful and chemical products, consider options that can protect you on a regular basis like face wash from Coco Soul which has the presence of Ayurvedic herbs and revitalizes your skin by eliminating all kinds of impurities. So by putting some effort and following proper care, you can happily and safely enjoy the outdoors. So make it a way of life and protect yourself every day. 


    1. What is the best SPF?

      There are different kinds of SPF available in the market, and choosing the best among them can be a daunting task. So the best option is to use a body lotion or sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. This is because it is capable of blocking 97% of the sun's UV rays. You can try the Shea Butter body lotion from the house of CocoSoul, which is packed with the benefits of sandalwood and Welmi, to help keep your skin glowing throughout the day.

    2. Can clothing alone protect you from UV radiation?

      Yes, clothes provide different levels of protection from UV radiation. So when you're out in the sun, wear long skirts, long pants, full-sleeved shirts, scarves, etc. Besides, you can also use coconut oil for its antibacterial properties.

    3. How can I protect my skin without sunscreen?

      If you don't consider using sunscreen, you can protect your skin with other methods such as wearing lightweight clothes that are UV resistant, using UV repellent detergent when washing your clothes, wearing sunglasses for eye protection and avoiding being in direct sunlight. However, do not consider this an answer to skip using sunscreen. You should apply sunscreen regardless of whether you staying at home or stepping outside.


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