Before 1950, sun exposure and the subsequent tanning of the skin was undesirable because it was associated with “field laborers”. To avoid the dreaded “tan”, umbrellas, hats, bathing suits covering most of the body, etc. were used. Then a health benefit of sun exposure (stimulating the production of vitamin D) became well known. Subsequently a tan became a sign of health and even doctors would recommend “going outside to get as much vitamin D as you can”. Early in this “sun tanning” period there were no effective sunscreens and even as they developed, people didn’t use them because they wanted to “look healthy”.
This cultural change has lead to one of the most common, most costly and in the case of melanoma, most dangerous health problems in the United States. The lighter the pigmentation of a person’s skin, the more vulnerable he/she is to sun damage. Now, almost 30% of all visits to dermatologists involve the negative effects of sun damage. Skin pre-cancers (actinic keratoses) and cancers (basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas) are by far the most common malignancies in the world. What’s worse is that once the signs of sun damage and skin malignancies start, they will continue for years and even decades even if you totally avoid more sun damage. Why? And why does the pre-cancer and cancer formation happen decades after you have received the majority of your sun damage? The explanation is based on where and how the sun damage affects the skin. In the diagram below, the sun damage (ultraviolet light A and B) penetrates through the top layer of skin, the epidermis, and damages the upper part of the second layer of skin, the dermis. As the UVL damage accumulates, the skins’ resistance is eventually unable to compensate for it. When the damage reaches this “threshold”, it stimulates the epidermis to produce pre-cancers and cancers.
This damage to the skin comes in two forms: direct and indirect. Ultraviolet light A and B has a direct negative physical and chemical effect. This creates a tremendous amount of inflammation, adding to the total damage. UVL-A and UVL-B also cause hydroxyl radical formation from the breakdown of water. Indirectly this not only damages the skin acutely but also chronically. These and other free radicals continue their severe destructiveness many hours and possibly days after sun exposure. They are “quelched” by antioxidants such as MOTS™ Super Antioxidant and MOTS™ Rejuvenating Lotions with Vitamin C 15% or Retinol 5% .
Natural Marine Extract™ has been shown by biopsy to erase that damage which stimulates skin cancer formation. Thus, NME™ not only creates younger, thicker skin, it also generates healthier skin. Please look at the testimonials (in the “shop” section of this website ‹click here› ) to read about their experiences.
MOTS™ Non-Surgical Treatment System for Sun Damage
Miracle Of The Sea™ with Natural Marine Extract™ can be used on all parts of the body. Different people like and/or need different vehicles (the liposome lotion, almond oil or serum) in which the NME™ is mixed. A serum is commonly used for oily skin. Liposome lotion and almond oil are usually used for drier skin. The liposome lotion with NME™ 1% and zinc/titanium sunscreen was designed to be used on a daily basis over sun exposed areas. As with everything Marine Biology & Environmental Technologies, LLC does, the science of designing each of these vehicles is essential.