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The Science Behind Sun Damage

by Jude Jacob May 31, 2023

The Science Behind Sun Damage

Whether you're an avid runner, a passionate hiker, or a dedicated yogi, it's crucial to understand the impact of sun damage and the essential role of suncare and skincare in safeguarding your skin. In this article, we delve into the hidden dangers of sun exposure and reveal how FRÉ skincare products can be your ultimate defense against the harmful effects of UV radiation.

Working out in the sun feels amazing, but unfortunately it can have a negative effect on our skin. Active individuals are more susceptible to sun damage due to extended periods of outdoor exposure. Whether it's a long-distance run under the morning sun or a day spent hiking in the mountains, the UV radiation from the sun can wreak havoc on our skin, leading to premature aging, pigmentation, and skin cancer.

UV radiation damages skin

Understanding the science behind sun damage is crucial for comprehending the importance of SPF. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays, categorized into UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, causing long-term damage and premature aging, while UVB rays are primarily responsible for sunburn. Both types of rays can have harmful effects on your skin, and even short-term exposure can accumulate over time, leading to lasting damage. 

Both UVA and UVB rays can have harmful effects on your skin, and even short-term exposure can accumulate over time, leading to lasting damage. 

Prevent Premature Aging: Embrace Sun Protection

The sun plays a significant role in accelerating the aging process of our skin. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to UV rays leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for maintaining the skin's firmness and elasticity. As a result, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin become more prominent. By incorporating SPF into your daily routine, you create a barrier against the sun's harmful rays, helping to preserve your skin's youthful vitality and preventing premature aging.

The Role of SPF: Shielding Your Skin from Harm

Sunscreen with SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is your ultimate ally in the fight against sun damage. By applying SPF regularly, you create a protective shield on your skin, blocking harmful UV rays from penetrating and causing damage. SPF acts as a barrier, reflecting and scattering the sun's rays away from your skin, reducing the risk of burns, redness, and long-term consequences such as wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.

By applying SPF regularly, you create a protective shield on your skin, blocking harmful UV rays from penetrating and causing damage.

FRÉ: Your Partner in Sun Protection

At FRÉ Skincare, we understand the unique challenges faced by active individuals. That's why we have developed a range of products specifically designed to protect and repair your skin from the sun's damaging effects.FRÉ's skincare solutions are powered by an exclusive patent: Argania Active Complex™. This unique formula combines argan oil, leaf-extracts and stem cells to protect and repair skin from UV damage and skin inflammation. All our sunscreens contain mineral SPF (non-nano zinc oxide) that protects skin and our coral reefs without leaving a white cast. FRÉ was born out of the desire to produce science-led skincare that’s made for active lifestyles.

All our sunscreens contain mineral SPF (non-nano zinc oxide) that protects skin and our coral reefs without leaving a white cast.

Beyond Sunscreen

Ultimately, protecting your skin from sun damage goes beyond applying sunscreen alone. It requires a holistic approach to suncare and skncare, which includes seeking shade during peak hours, wearing protective clothing, and regularly reapplying SPF throughout the day. Skin also needs the right routine to repair damage and boost your SPF. That’s why our sets contain powerful vitamin C, niacinamide powered serums and patented peptide formulas to keep skin healthy, through the sunniest weather and most intense workouts.


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