There are several known effects caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun. Sunburns are the most common, and most obvious harm caused from the sun. Over time, sun exposure can contribute to a number of skin problems in addition to sunburns, even if you are looking for some relaxing time under the sun to work on getting that sun kissed bronze-tone skin. UV rays from the sun, according to research, contributes to 80% of the collective causes of aged skin. As we prepare to spend more time outside as the weather continues to improve and be inviting, we at Skin Body and Refinery would like to elaborate on a few of the most common problems the harmful sun can do to skin.
The formation of scaly, dry, and crusty patches on the skin is caused from Actinic Keratosis (AK) that is derived from overexposure of UV rays. As a source of nearly 10% of skin cancer, this is far more serious than dry skin because if it left untreated, it can potentially lead to skin cancer.
Dry Skin from Sun
Excessive time spent in the sun will leave skin dry, which looks rough, ashy, and flaky as the skin is deprived of the natural hydration and moisture it requires.
Sun Wrinkles & Lines
By the time you notice the sunburn, most damage has already occurred on your skin. Collagen and elastin, the two important proteins that keep skin smooth are broken down by the sun. Over time with overexposure to the sun, the damages skin cell DNA leads to physical changes like wrinkles and lines.
Protecting skin from the sun’s harmful effects is a chemical called melanin and it is produced by the skin cells. Resulting in flat brown or black splotches known as sun spots or age spots, too much sun can cause melanin to clump together.
Sun Damage Prevention
For your skin’s health, preventing as much sun damage as possible is necessary. UV rays can reach your skin and cause sunburns and damage even when there is overcast in the weather conditions. Be sure to apply the following preventative measures anytime you intend on spending any time under the sun; Wear sunglasses, summer scarves, and wide-brimmed hats. Be sure to also apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15, but the higher the number the more protection you have. On a routine basis, be sure to include a regimen of cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating with high-quality products. Keep you and your skin well hydrated by drinking water more often than other selections. To repair the effects of sun damaged skin be sure to schedule a visit dermatologist once a year. Additionally, take advantage of The Skin Body and Refinery for effective treatments and products.
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Unfortunately, prevention can’t stop the effects of sun damage with some people. These people who find combating the sun a challenge will benefit more so when the seek medical and day spa services regularly. Skin Body and Refinery can help you with healthier, smoother, and younger looking skin with our services and products that can help correct the various effects of skin damage that is more dominate on your skin.