When I first launched the original Matte For Men website back in 2007, I knew that one of the "cornerstones" of the site would be a page educating men on the importance of taking care of their skin ... with an emphasis on protecting it from harmful UV damage. Over the years, we became a little too complacent in thinking men would "gravitate" to this information, soak it up, and change their daily routine to include time for applying protection from these dangerous rays. So without further adieu, let me apologize for not placing a more consistent emphasis on reminding my fellow brothers on the dangers of UV rays (especially with the warmer weather approaching)...
For instance, did you know that UVA are predominantly responsible for the premature aging of skin while UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn? Did you also know that while UVB rays can't pass through glass (i.e.your windshield), UVA rays can? I can go on and on (and I actually did in an article I wrote a few years ago that is still as pertinent today as ever), but I am begging you to click here to read all about UV rays for the sake of your appearance, but more importantly, your overall health.
So, do me two personal favors please:
- Take a few moments to educate (or re-educate) yourself on the impact of UV rays and the importance of protecting yourself.
- Have a great (and safe) summer!