Dr ILYAS talks to Total Beauty about not skipping your morning SPF

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"All that damage adds up and if you keep exposing yourself to UV rays sans any protection, expect major skin issues down the road. "UV damage has been shown to be cumulative, meaning every exposure adds up to more and more damage," says Erum Ilyas, MD, a dermatologist at Montgomery Dermatology in Pennsylvania. Ilyas offers this analogy to explain the cumulative damage caused by the sun: "The best way to visualize this is to think of a town after a storm comes through that causes some damage. If there are no other storms that come through for a long time, then the town will have the time and resources to repair the damage and move on. However, if the town is subjected to one storm after the next, before they are finished repairing from the last, at some point the time and resources to fully recover will be lost." This is what happens to the DNA of our cells with repetitive UV exposure. "Every time your DNA starts to repair itself, another exposure triggers further damage making it harder and harder to heal," Ilyas says."  - TotalBeauty.com

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