Photodamage: What No One Is Talking About!
Summer isn’t far away with its high temperatures and high spirits to venture out in the heat. It does feel good, doesn't it? However, by keeping our Vitamin D levels in check as well we also need to check that we are not getting harmed by these sun rays in any manner or so.
How Can Sun Rays Be Harmful?
We all know, the Sun emits ultraviolet rays (UVR), which we can’t see but they are high in energy. These UV rays are used for sanitization as well. And they are everywhere around us when we get under the sun. UV radiation emitted by the sun is of two types: UV Type A & UV Type B radiation. UV A is associated with skin aging and UV B is associated with skin burning. Thus, exposing skin to too much UV radiation is known to cause skin damage and pigmentation. UV-B is high in energy and harmful but they are only 5% of the total UV radiation. Rest almost 95% is the UV-A radiation.
We shall admire the kind of protection offered by our skin against UVRs. UVAs are lower in energy and penetrate deeper into the dermis whereas UVBs release all the energy in the upper layers and mostly do not go deeper. UVA leads to collagen breakdown whereas UVB is responsible for DNA damage, pigmentation, inflammation, and cell death in the epidermis. Long-term, unprotected sun exposure (especially afternoon time) can seriously damage the skin which can be seen as dull, dry, pigmented, rough, and thick skin with inflammation (with or without wrinkles). This condition is known as photodamage.
What Types Of Skin Tones Are Susceptible To Photodamage?
It is a myth that dark skin tones are immune to photodamage. Darker skin tones have higher melanin content in the epidermis. Collagen fibers enjoy better protection compared to lighter skin tones. Hence protection against UVRs is important for all skin types. But it is not just UV rays you have to be worried about while being outdoors but also infrared rays when you are indoors.
Are You Safe Indoors?
Ideally, one would think that being indoors would be safe for your skin but that is not completely true. Appliances indoors like artificial light sources such as bulbs produce heat and emit infrared radiation (IR). Television, Mobile phones, and Laptops also emit high energy visible (HEV) light or blue light. Meaning our indoors are also filled with a lot of light pollution. This is the case for those who spend lots of time on these devices. Both HEV light and IR light have been documented to harm skin quality. As these are low in energy as compared to UV and direct sunlight, many times we simply neglect their effects on the skin. But there are clinically reported cases of skin pigmentation and damage caused by overexposure to such devices. While we focus on protecting skin from direct sunlight by wearing sunscreen or by being indoors as much as possible, we drop the armor against indoor light pollution.
How To Tackle Indoor Light Pollution?
By wearing sunscreen indoors! This will sound funny to many, but many sunscreens come with Blue Light / IR protection claims. They can effectively protect indoors as well. But is it comfortable to wear a sunscreen all the time both indoors and outdoors? Then what options are available?
Improving the skin’s ability to fight against the damaging effects of indoor pollution instead of only relying on filtering them with the help of a sunscreen is quite an effective approach. “Healthy Inside means Healthy Outside”. UV / Visible / HEV / IR, all carry different levels of energy. This energy is transferred to skin cells where free radicals are generated. Oxidative stress due to increased free radicals escalates inflammation and further leads to reddening and pigmentation. Supplements come help by improving the antioxidant defense of the skin. Glutathione, for example, is a very important antioxidant in the skin (as is the case with other organs). Taking glutathione supplements helps to boost the skin’s ability to tackle the inflammation caused due to outdoor as well as indoor light pollution. Glutathione supplements have been proven to reverse the photodamage as well as help to bolster skin’s texture and elasticity.
How Glutone 1000 Helps You Protect Against Photodamage?
Venturing out in the sun to complete your daily tasks has become an unavoidable yet important aspect of our lives. This is why we need to use a product that protects our skin regardless of our outdoor activities. The use of topical Sunscreen is the most critical protection that one shall not miss before stepping out in the sun, especially for a long time. However, there are means which offer protection from the “Inside Out” as well. Glutone 1000, which contains Setria Glutathione is effective to protect against damaging UVRs but also capable of reversing the damage caused.
Choose The Right Glutathione Supplement
Glutone 1000 is the leading brand of glutathione in India and it is powered by Setria Glutathione which is the high purity grade of Glutathione. Setria Glutathione is produced by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co Ltd, Japan using proprietary fermentation technology. It is clinically proven to enhance the blood levels of reduced glutathione when consumed regularly.
Consumption of Glutone 1000 supplement before summer will benefit your skin by not only giving it a brighter tone but also protecting it by pumping adequate levels of glutathione into your system. Hence, Glutathione provides a radiant glow and makes skin even-toned so you look youthful and glowy for your summer beach parties. Stay protected from the harmful sun rays as well as amplify your natural glow this summer with Glutone.
Do’s To Avoid Photo-Damage?
Protecting yourself against photodamage is a process that requires long-term management which includes lifestyle changes, stress reduction, and improved nutrition.
- Avoid being under the sun between 11 am – 4 pm when UVB rays are strong
- Wear good-quality sunscreen before stepping out
- Wear full sleeve clothes
- Wear a hat and sunglasses
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Make Glutone 1000 a part of your daily routine.
With Glutone 1000, your WFH (Work From Home) can change to WWFH (Work Worry-Free From Home) by staying photo-protected anywhere you go.