Like most people, I am always on the quest of finding the best beauty/skin regimen. So, I do a lot of research on what could help improve my skin’s appearance and of course what could potentially be harmful to my skin. I make sure to follow reputable beauty bloggers on social media to learn about the latest in beauty tips. However, more often than not, I like to conduct my own beauty/skin “experiments”. So when the opportunity to test and learn about the effects of what is called Delayed Sun Damage, I could not pass it up.
What is Delayed Sun Damage you ask?! Well, according to recent research “scientific studies have revealed that the sun’s ultraviolet rays are so harsh that they can damage the skin right down to its deepest layers, for up to 12 hours after sun exposure. This phenomenon is called ‘Delayed Sun Exposure’ and it is the new enemy of flawless skin, resulting in uneven skin tone, dark marks and enlarged pores.” Hectic, right!? I am very certain that I do not want those kind of problems.
POND’s introduced me to their UV bracelet/armband which helps measure the effects of Delayed Sun Damage (DSD) to the skin. The experiment is quite simple: I wore the UV bracelet for one full day and while completing my daily tasks, I monitored the colour changes of the bracelet as that reflected whether DSD has had any effects.
I had to follow a few guidelines to ensure full effectiveness of the bracelet:
- The bracelet should not be exposed to the sun/UV radiation when not wearing it.
- No liquids on the bracelet.
- No sharing of the bracelet from one person to the next during experiment.
- No covering of the bracelet with clothing or accessories as expose to the sun is necessary for it to work.
It has now been 24 hours since my experiment begun and when I woke this morning, I was very interested in seeing whether the bracelet had gone back to its original bright yellow colour. The answer is no, it did not go back. Instead, it has remain the last colour it changed to. The very faint pinkish shade. Which tells us that sun damage, does not go away on it’s own. It needs to be treated with the right products. This proves that my skin and maybe your skin too, may later safer the consequences of Delayed Sun Damage. Uneven skin tone, dark marks and enlarged pores; however worry not. On my next blog post, I will be reviewing awesome products to help combact the effects of Delayed Sun Damage.
If you have any questions regarding my UV Bracelet Experiment, please feel free to leave me a comment below.