August 02, 2017Freckles are a huge trend right now, and while we have nothing against those drawing them on with makeup, if you have them 'naturally' from sun exposure then we have bad news for you. They are an objective sign of sun damage and DNA mutation. Freckles are the first 'warning sign' that your skin type is particularly sensitive to the harmful effects of UV radiation (e.g. skin cancer, brown spots), and is thus at a greater risk of damage and premature ageing. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and are commonly referred to as ‘ageing’ rays. They can penetrate clouds and glass, so although the sun may not be visible, the skin is still being damaged. UVB (burning) rays penetrate the epidermis and are the main culprit of sunburn. These types of rays do not generally penetrate glass. UV rays damage collagen and elastin. These are fibrous proteins found in the skin that help to keep it firm and smooth.
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