The most common, and most obvious harm caused from the sun are sunburns. The harmful ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun have several known effects. In addition to sunburns, the exposure to the sun can contribute to a number of skin problems over time, even if you are looking for some relaxing time under the sun to work on getting that sun kissed bronze-tone skin. Contributes to 80% of the collective causes to aged skin are the UV rays from the sun, according to research. 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, as we prepare to spend more time outside as the weather continues to improve and be inviting.

Lines & Wrinkles

Most damage has already occurred on your skin by the time you notice the sunburn. The two important proteins that keep skin smooth, collagen and elastin, are broken down by the sun. The damages skin cell DNA leads to physical changes like wrinkles and lines over time with overexposure to the sun.


A chemical called melanin and it is produced by skin cells protects the skin from the sun’s harmful effects.
Too much sun can cause melanin to clump together, resulting in flat brown or black splotches known as sunspots or age spots.

Actinic Keratosis

Caused from Actinic Keratosis (AK) is derived from overexposure of UV rays is the formation of scaly, dry, and crusty patches on the skin. This is far more serious than dry skin because if it is left untreated, it can potentially lead to skin cancer as source of nearly 10% of skin cancer.

Dry Skin

When the skin is deprived of the natural hydration and moisture it requires, it will leave the skin dry from the excessive time spent in the sun.

Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Preventing as much sun damage as possible is necessary for your skin’s health. Even when there is overcast in the weather conditions, UV rays can reach your skin and cause sunburn and damage. Wear sunglasses, summer scarves, and wide-brimmed hats to help protect your skin, also be sure to apply the following preventative measures anytime you intend on spending any time under the sun. The higher the number the more protection you have, but make sure to also apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15. Make certain to include a regimen of cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating with high-quality products on a routine basis. By drinking water more often than other selections, keep you and your skin well hydrated. Be sure to schedule a visit a dermatologist once a year to repair the effects of sun damaged skin. For effective treatments and products, take advantage of Skin Body and Refinery as well.

Medical & Day Spa Services in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)

Prevention can’t stop the effects of sun damage on some people, ultimately. When they seek medical and day spa services regularly, these people who find combating the sun a challenge will benefit more. In order to help correct the various effects of skin damage that is more dominate on your skin, Skin Body and Refinery can help you with healthier, smoother, and younger looking skin with our services and products.

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

Contact us

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

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