Sun Protection: UVA vs UVB,
Aging & Benefits Explained

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The key to healthy skin? Sun protection. When used as directed with other sun protection measures, Broad Spectrum Sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Sunscreens can help prevent three types of damage from the sun’s UV rays: sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.


UVA, or aging rays, deeply penetrate the skin and can also penetrate glass. UVA rays are always present, no matter what the weather or season and are one of the main causes of visible premature skin aging, sun spots and leathery skin.

UVB, or burning rays, are not as strong as UVA rays, but they are the main causes of sunburn and skin cancer and can be more damaging than UVA rays.

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Its Role Against Premature Aging

Sunscreen is your first and best defense against visible premature skin aging. With regular use, sunscreen helps protect against UV induced damage resulting in discolorations and dark spots, sagging or leathery skin, and wrinkles.

Make sunscreen part of your daily routine. Many sunscreens can be applied under makeup – or choose a daily moisturizer and cosmetics that include broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.