Sunlight is one of the major factors of developing age spots, hyperpigmentation and forms of hyperkeratosis. Too much exposure to the sun can worsen hyperkeratosis conditions such as actinic keratosis and seborrheic keratosis. The absorption of excessive ultraviolet rays is a factor. The right amount of UV rays promote in the production of vitamin D. Some side effects of ultraviolet rays on skin include skin damage and aging of skin.
Through the use of sunscreen, the damage that the sun can cause to the skin could be lessened. Sunscreens either reflect or absorb excessive ultraviolet rays. There are two types of ultraviolet rays that sunscreens inhibit, UVA and UVB. UVA is responsible for cell mutation, thus melanoma, while UVB destroys the skin resulting to sunburn. The problem with some sunscreens is the fact that most does not absorb UVA which is more harmful than UVB, and UVB is blocked by some sunscreens. So, when it comes to applying sunscreens to avoid or lessen hyperkeratosis, how are you going to choose the best type of sunscreen for you?
List all the things you’ll be doing that will involve the use of sunscreen. You can then select what sunscreen will be suited for you, be it waterproof, high factor, non-greasy, a spray, there are many kinds. But before buying check on its SPF or sun protection factor. The higher the SPF, the better the protection it gives to the user. The typical SPF measurement is up to 50. The effectiveness of sunscreens also depend on its elements so look for avobenzone, ecamsule and zinc oxide on the ingredients list of your sunscreen.
Sunscreens come in a selection of lotions or creams. Sunscreens are not the only one which has SPF, some whitening lotions have them too but their main objective is different. If you just want to protect your skin from further damage, it would be better to use just plain sunscreen. Total these things up and you’re sure to get the best sunscreen for you.
Hyperkeratosis cannot be cured with sunscreens. They only provide protection from the harmful rays of the sun and prevent them from getting worse. If you want to totally get rid of your keratosis skin condition, then consulting a dermatologist is recommended.