Does Wearing Sunscreen Really Make a Difference?

March 7, 2011 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

Most of your sun damage occurs before age 20.  And it takes several years (5 to 20) to actually see the visible effect of the sun on your skin.  This is why the majority of clientele who partake in skin rejuvenation treatments are people 35 and older … it’s just about the age that you start noticing the damage you did in your younger years.

Have you ever wondered … what if I had put sunscreen on every day growing up – no matter the weather (sunny or cloudy) … would it really make that much difference in what my skin looks like today?

We thought we would share a couple of images with you to clearly illustrate the value in wearing broad-spectrum, UVA/UVB protection sunscreen – every day, regardless of sun or clouds outside …

Model A, age 31 in these pictures, is the daughter of a dermatologist who was forced to wear sunscreen every day of her life.  The image on the Left is her skin using a normal filter; the Right side image shows the underlying melanin in her skin, which is mostly invisible to the naked eye.  Although she has lived a very active outdoor lifestyle, her sun damage is minimal.

In contrast, Model B, in her mid-thirties, spent her childhood in the sun, without wearing sunscreen (except for those long summer days spent at the beach, lake, or swimming pool, when sun protection was more of an after-thought rather than a preventative measure).

Remember, your body produces melanin as a form of protection against environmental insults – so, these pictures illustrate clearly that any tan in your skin is really a sign of damage.

No matter your age, it’s not too late to start protecting yourself now against further assault by making daily sunscreen part of your skin care routine.  Active Shield Lotion and Ultra Shield Lotion are made with broad spectrum ingredients and formulated with potent anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants.

Next week, we’ll show you how the Epionce Melano Corrective System made a dramatic difference in Model B’s skin in only twenty weeks!