Sunburns are the most obvious and common harm caused by the sun. There are several known effects caused by these harmful rays with the ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun. In addition to the sunburns, over time the exposure to the sun can contribute to a number of skin problems all while you may be looking for some relaxing time under the sun to work on the sun kissed bronze-tone skin. The UV rays from the sun contribute to 80% of aged skin, according to research. Today, we at Skin Body and Refinery would like to elaborate on a few of the most common concerns of sun damage.

Actinic Keratosis

The result of overexposure of UV rays, is Actinic Keratosis (AK), causes the formation of scaly, dry, and crusty patches on the skin. Being a source of nearly 10% of skin cancer, if this is left untreated this condition is more severe than dry skin as it can lead to cancer.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles on Face

By the time you notice the sunburn, most of the damage is already done to your skin. To keep skin smooth are broken down by the sun, there are 2 proteins that include the collagen and elastin. Over time with overexposure to the sun, leading to physical changes like wrinkles and lines is the damages skin cell DNA.

Sunspots on Skin

A chemical called melanin is produced by the skin cells and they are what protects the skin from the sun’s harmful effects. Too much sun can cause melanin to ‘clump’ together, ironically enough, which results in flat brown or black splotches known as sunspots or age spots.

Dry Skin

Since the skin is deprived of the natural hydration and moisture it requires, overexposure to the sun will leave skin dry, which looks rough, ashy, and flaky.


For your skin’s health, prevention of sun damage is the optimal approach. UV rays can reach your skin and cause sunburns and damage even when the weather is overcast. Apply the following preventive measures to your routine whenever you intend to spend any time under the sun:
– Put on sunglasses.
– Invest in summer scarves.
– Wear wide-brimmed hats.
– According to your skin type, apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 or higher.

SkinCeuticals Products, Medical Spa Treatments & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)

On a routine basis and investing in quality products, include a regiment of cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating. By choosing water more often than other beverages of choice, always stay hydrated. In addition, schedule a dermatologist once a year and to repair the effects of sun damaged skin, schedule a consultation with Skin Body and Refinery for effective treatments and products. Unfortunately, preventive measures can’t stop the effects of sun damage with some individuals. From seeking medical and day spa services, these people will greatly benefit. To help you get your skin healthier, smoother, and younger looking, we offer a number of services that can treat the various effects of skin damage that is more dominate on your skin. Contact us to schedule your next appointment.

For Skin

  • HydraFacial
  • Microdermabrastion
  • Lasers
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microneedling
  • Focused RF
  • Juvashape
  • Photofacial

For Fat

  • Emsculpt Neo
  • Juvashape Ultra
  • Mesotherapy
  • Kybella
  • HCG Diet
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Cellulite Reduction


  • PRP with MicroNeedling
  • Aquagold
  • Exosomes
  • Stem Cells
  • Blue Light Therapy
  • Neurotoxins
  • Dermal Fillers


  • Hormone Treatments
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Nutritional Optimization
  • Massage Therapy

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Skin & Body Refinery Medical Spa
2210 Austin Avenue Waco, TX 76701
(254) 235-0605

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