Infrared Radiation and Aging Skin
Caring for your skin takes a lot of effort, especially if you spend any time outside. While the vitamin D provided by the sun offers many benefits to your body’s health, the rays from the sun are often more hazardous than helpful.
Despite how nice the sun feels on your skin, the rays of warmth you’re feeling may be doing irreparable damage. Infrared A radiation can cause significant damage to skin, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, prematurely aging the look and feel of your face. The right anti-aging day cream can help fight these effects, however, providing a protective barrier against the sun’s harmful rays and helping to repair the damage already done. With Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare, a vegan and cruelty-free line that offers IR defense as well as protection against UVA and UVB light, you can do right by your skin, providing much-needed protection against the effects of mother nature.
Infrared A Radiation
Infrared A radiation, also known as IR or IRA, is invisible radiant energy with longer wavelengths than visible light and it accounts for 54% of the overall energy from the sun. Skin aging has long been linked to UVA rays, but recent research has concluded that Infrared A is a significant contributing factor to the sun’s impact on skin, leading to serious consequences like dermal inflammation, photoaging, and photocarcinogenesis. A recent study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that IRA may generate free radicals that alter collagen, protein structures, and elastin in the skin, contributing to age spots, fine lines, and skin dryness.
While the effects of Infrared A on skin are still being researched, the damages of UVA and UVB light are well known. Ultraviolet A, or long-wave light, and Ultraviolet B, or short-wave light, can both be incredibly damaging to your skin, prematurely aging you as well as increasing risk for serious skin diseases, like melanoma or other skin cancers. Protection against these harmful light waves can prevent the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, but can also boost your overall health by reducing your cancer risk.
Natural Healing Skincare
Daytime protection from the sun is vitally important to looking and feeling your best. Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture 360 Day + IR Defense is an innovative day cream designed to protect your skin from the dangers of sun damage as well as working to heal the damage that has already occurred. Fully vegan and cruelty-free, Recapture 360 Day Cream boasts IR defense in conjunction with UVA and UVB protection to provide the ultimate barrier against the sun’s harmful rays.
Preventing premature aging, and helping to keep your skin looking its best, is among the primary goals of most anti-aging day creams, but one of the first creams to offer protection from infrared radiation is Recapture 360 Day + IR Defense. While there’s no way to avoid the sun for good, proper protection can ensure the smooth, firm, and youthful skin you’ve always wanted.