My #1 most important piece of skincare advice for everyone is to apply sunscreen BEFORE sun exposure. Just like you wouldn't lay down for an x-ray without a lead apron, exposing your unprotected skin to the sun means you are letting in radiating electromagnetic waves of a wavelength suitable to cause irreparable damage to the DNA in the cells that are struck. Now, those UV rays might not penetrate clear through your body like x-rays, but they can certainly be tracked to a distance that exceeds the depth of your skin. Want proof? Shine a broad-spectrum penlight against your earlobe and watch as light rays make their way through two complete layers of skin, plus fat and cartilage.
With each exposure, more and more normal healthy cells are damaged. Having exited the protective cell nucleus in order to complete transcription into RNA, and subsequent translation resulting in the synthesis of proteins to construct the daughter cell, the skin cells' DNA is at its most vulnerable, meaning that cells irradiated with UV light at this phase are the most likely to undergo mutations with the direct result of generating faulty proteins for the next round of cells. When this happens, the cellular abnormalities continue to be passed from cell generation to cell generation. While there are some repair processes, these too are weakened each time we subject our skin cells to more DNA damage.
this list of sunscreen mistakes, because chemical screens will continue to turn additional light energy into heat energy, further burning your skin, and mineral screens often contain natural oils which could prove irritating for skin that is already burned.
|Did you know that CoEnzyme Q-10 also goes by the name Ubiquinone? |
That's because it is, you guessed it, UBIQUITOUS in nature, and especially in eukaryotic cells (like yours).