People turn to med spas to help improve their appearance, most commonly to rejuvenate the skin and eliminate the signs of damaged or aging skin. Open Door Med Spa offers a number of treatments and procedures to help our valued clients restore their skin. As most know, the sun damages the skin in a few ways, including accelerating the signs of aging. Where some people see no harm in relaxing under the sun to get sun kissed bronze-tone skin or simply enjoy outdoor activities, sunburns and other skin problems can develop. The UV rays from the sun, according to extensive research, contributes to 80% of aged skin. Today, we at Open Door Med Spa would like to remind you about the potential sun damage you can get as the temperatures entice you outdoors more frequently.

Actinic Keratosis

The cause of the development of dry, scaly, and crusty patches on the skin is known as Actinic Keratosis (AK), and is usually the result of overexposure of UV rays. As source of nearly 10% of skin cancers, when it is left untreated this is more severe condition of dry skin can be quite harmful.

Sun Damaged Wrinkles

By the time you realize you have a sunburn, most of damage to your skin has already been done. Collagen and elastin are the two proteins that keep skin smooth that are broken down by the sun. Over time with overexposure to the sun the damages skin cell DNA leads to potential physical changes, such as wrinkles and lines.

Dry Sun Damaged Skin

Overexposure to the sun deprives the skin of the natural hydration and moisture it requires, resulting in dry skin that causes it to look ashy, flaky, and rough.

Sunspots on Skin

The skin protects itself from the sun’s harmful effects by a chemical called melanin that is produced by the skin cells. However, flat brown or black splotches known as sun spots or age spots evolve when there is too much sun, causing the melanin to ‘clump’ together.

How to Prevent Sun Exposure

For your skin’s health, prevention of sun damage is the optimal approach. UV rays can reach your skin, even when the weather is overcast, causing sunburns and damage. The following preventive measures should be applied to your routine whenever you intend to spend any time under the sun.
– Use summer scarves.
– Wear wide-brimmed hats.
– Put on the sunglasses.
– Apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 or higher according to your skin type. (The higher the number, the more protection you have).
Additionally, invest in quality products to complete a daily regime of cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating. Be sure to use water most often to stay hydrated and visit dermatologist once a year for a checkup. Also, be sure to take advantage of Vitae Med Spa treatments and procedures to help maintain healthy, glowing skin. We can also reduce the sun damaged skin to improve your skin’s health.

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Where you cannot completely prevent the effects of sun damage, you can reduce the effects. If sun damage is a challenge for you to combat, you can greatly benefit from seeking medical and day spa services. To help you get your skin be smoother, healthier, and younger looking contact Open Door Med Spa provides a number of services such IPL, microneedling and more that can treat the various effects of skin damage that is more dominate on your skin.