Our skin is a living organ that constantly regenerates itself. As any cyclist knows, the skin on our face is exposed to all weathers and conditions.
The structure of skin is basically made up of three layers. The outer layer called the epidermis is as thin as a pencil line. It consists of a protective layer of skin cells that continually sheds and gives way to new cells. Below the epidermis are dermis and hypodermis, two layers that produce the oil, collagen and elastin that gives skin support, elasticity and shine.
One reason for the increase in the rate of skin cancer is the fact that the ozone layer of the earth?s atmosphere is steadily deteriorating, allowing more of the sun?s ultraviolet rays (UVs) to reach the planet surface ? specifically, UVA, UVB. UVA rays, also known as the ?silent killers,? penetrate the secondary layers of skin and damage the collagen matrix, leading to dehydration of the uppermost layer.
This is the reason skin feels ?tight? while experiencing sunburn. These rays are the reason for photo-aging effects, such as wrinkles and fine lines, that become apparent. The ?burning rays,? or UVBs, target the second layer and encourage cell mutation.
Skin exposed to sun needs appropriate protection to safeguard it from the harmful effects of UV – A & B rays.
The cyclist who is exposed to sun can use natural sun care products to protect skin from the harmful rays.
Numerous studies have shown that many botanical ? based ingredients are effective when applied 15 minutes before skin gets exposed to sun. Herbs with anti oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties include Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Lavender, Sandalwood, Green Tea Extracts, Witch Hazel, Liquorice, carrot, natural vitamin E are extremely useful for protecting skin from the harmful effects of sun rays.
Jovees has developed a range of sun care products that have ingredients derived from natural source. These products have been developed scientifically ensuring that therapeutic properties of the herbs used do not get mitigated thus giving optimum results.
Jovees has the following products with different Sun Protection Factor (SPF):
1. Sandalwood Protection Day Cream with SPF 20
2. Water resistant Sun Screen Fairness Lotion SPF 25
3. Non-greasy Natural Sun Cover SPF 30
4. Anjeer and Carrot Sun Block SPF 45
5. Wheatgerm & Carrot Tan Pack HNF 60
SPF refers to Sun Protection Factor. SPF number is a guide to know how long the product will protect your skin. SPF 20 will protect skin for 200 minutes.
Jovees products are easily absorbed by the skin. They build a moisture barrier while protecting skin from the harmful effects of sun rays and will not get wiped off with perspiration.