The benefits of wearing sunscreen/sunblock

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Experience to make your life better))) Happy New Year!! 2017!!! Gosh, hard to believe, its 2017 outside. Sitting next to the window, looking outside at the very sunny day in India, Mumbai. Outside +30, maybe little bit more, and I am cold))) can you believe that?! Looks like my Ukrainian genes feel that in Ukraine is real winter now.

Anyway, some nostalgia is always nice. Today I want to talk about sunscreen/sunblock.  First, what is the difference between those two, most of us are thinking its the same. Little research and I am ready to share))

Sunscreen absorbs rather than reflects ultraviolet (UV) radiation, explains a new edition of Skin Care and Repair , a Harvard Medical School report.

Sunblocks, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, are highly effective in protecting against both UVA and UVB rays, the types of UV radiation that cause sunburn and skin cancer. Sunblocks often appear white on the skin. ( often, but not always). Sunscreens tend to be less visible on the skin. A major drawback of these sunscreen ingredients is that they often break down after several hours of exposure to sunlight, which means you need to reapply them.

So, sunblocks are more effective, especially if you start to have pigmentation on your face, then you need to wear it all the time!!!

Its hard to remember to apply sunscreen/sunblock, so some technique right here, look at this picture and next time 90% sure you will not forget )))

It is from a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, and it shows a truck driver who has severely sun-damaged skin – but only on the left side of his face, which is the side that faced the driver’s side window of the truck. Because only half of his face received heavy sun exposure, this photo shows how the sun accelerates aging.

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Many people assume dry skin shows the way to wrinkles and if we apply moisturizers, we can prevent them. Too bad that’s not true! Research shows 90% of wrinkles are caused by the sun’s UVA light and damage from sun is the number one cause of premature aging in women and men.

Do you know that even at low-level exposures, UVA light breaks down collagen, which causes wrinkles? Fortunately we have options for sun protection. Read above)))

What are the top five reasons to  wear sunscreen/sunblock?

1. The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.

2. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.

3. It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations.

4. It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.

5. It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.

My favorite sunblock, by the way recommended to me by dermatologist is Neutrogena 50+!!!

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Be the change !!! Love and Light!

 

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About oksanawd

Namaste, My name is Oksana Wadhawan and I am originally from Kiev, Ukraine. I presently reside in Mumbai, India, with my husband since October, 2014. I started doing Yoga from 2007 in Cyprus. I was reading a lot of literature on meditation and asanas, trying to do home practice. I was lucky enough that I didnt get injured through my home practice. I started learning Yoga from 2009 (Hot Yoga and Iyengar Yoga) in Kiev, Ukraine. After 3 years of learning, I commenced the yoga teacher’s training course in YogaHot Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2012). I became a certified yoga teacher and began practicing master classes of Iyengar yoga from 2012. My classes were taught by great Iyengar teachers such as Igor Podmazin, Irina Korovina, Oksana Bogush and many others. In 2013 and 2014, I also went on a 7 day Camp to Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai, India. I studied Ashtanga Yoga with Lesley Fightmaster in 2013-2015. My teaching experience includes 2 years of Hot yoga, 1 year of Ashtanga yoga and 1 year of Restorative Yoga or Yin Yoga. I am regularly attending and practicing Iyengar Yoga since 2009. As a teacher, I conducted a yoga retreat for a month in Kiev, Ukraine (May, 2015) where I shared my daily experience and knowledge with my students on asanas, pranayama and meditation. In August 2015, I did my first retreat in Goa, India. I believe in words of K. Pattabhi Jois "Do your practice and all is coming." Its slowly coming for me! I learn and experience through my body, my emotions, my pain, my enlightenment, what it is Yoga! Yoga is my way of life! And I can show you a way that Yoga can be your way of life as well))) Love and Light!

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