UV light and skin aging

Rev Environ Health. 2014;29(3):243-54. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2014-0058.


This article reviews current data about the relationship between sun radiation and skin, especially with regards ultraviolet light and the skin aging process. The benefits of sun exposition and the photoaging process are discussed. Finally, the authors present a review of photoprotection agents that are commercially available nowadays.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollutants / pharmacology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skin Aging* / drug effects
  • Skin Aging* / radiation effects
  • Ultraviolet Rays*


  • Air Pollutants