How Sun Exposure Links To Inflammation


Technically, one of the most obvious examples of the inflammatory process at work is sunburn. Research has shown that various chemicals that regulate inflammation peak within four to eight hours of exposure to ultraviolet light. 

Countering inflammation is most important when you’re young, because this is when the inflammatory response is most active. Not only are your cells most vigilant at this time, but there are many years ahead of you during which the damage will accumulate. So when you read that most of the sun damage that will cause you wrinkles after fifty occurred when you were in your twenties, it’s not just that you might have spent more days on the beach, but that in your twenties your skin was more reactive.

Protecting yourself from the sun is the most obvious step in reducing inflammation.

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