Sunburns are the most obvious and common effects from the sun but there are several other known effects caused by these harmful ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun. Over time the exposure to the sun can contribute to a number of skin problems in addition to sunburns, though you may be looking for some relaxing time under the sun to work on the sun kissed bronze-tone skin. About 80% of the contributing causes to aged skin is the UV rays from the sun, according to research. We at Open Door Med Spa would like to discuss a few of the most common issues derived from sun damage with this in mind.

Sun Wrinkles & Fine Lines

By the time you notice the sunburn, most of the damage is already done to your skin. Collagen and elastin are the two proteins that keep skin smooth but these are broken down by the sun. Over time with overexposure to the sun, this leads to physical changes like wrinkles and fine lines.

Sunspots on Skin

By the skin cells, a chemical called melanin is produced and this is what protects the skin from the sun’s harmful effects. Resulting in flat brown or black splotches known as sunspots or age spots, too much sun can cause melanin to ‘clump’ together.

Dry Skin After Sun Exposure

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

Actinic Keratosis

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

How to Protect Skin from Sun

An optimal approach for your skin’s health is prevention of sun damage. UV rays can reach your skin and cause sunburns and damage, even when the weather is overcast. The following preventive measures to your routine whenever you intend to spend any time under the sun apply:
– Wear sunglasses.
– Wear wide-brimmed hats.
– Implement summer scarves.
– According to your skin type, apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 or higher.
On a routine basis and invest in quality products include a regimen of cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating. By choosing water more often than other beverages of choice, always stay hydrated. Visit Open Med Spa for effective treatments and products and visit a dermatologist once a year and to repair the effects of sun damaged skin.

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All the prevention can’t stop the effects of sun damage with some individuals. From seeking medical spa services, these people will greatly benefit. To help you get your skin smoother, healthier, 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 at Open Door Med Spa. To schedule your appointment, contact us today!