Skin Care In The Sun: The Negative Results of Prolonged Suntanning & Sunburns
With summer nearing an end, I have found that many of my clients are dealing with the aftermath of a suntan or sunburn from being outdoors during the past few months. As years go by, the negative results of getting a suntan or a sunburn are evident, and can be seen showing up as hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, broken capillaries and loss of elasticity with wrinkles. I believe the article below explains in depth what really does happen to the skin, and how a suntan is actually our body’s natural defense to help prevent the damage that is occurring.
Many of my clients come to me for facials hoping that peels or microdermabrasion can be a “quick fix” to repair the damage that has been done. Although these treatments do create a smoother texture and a short term lightening effect, they do not correct the damage that has accumulated over the years. There is an overwhelming demand in the Dermatologist’s and Plastic Surgeon’s offices to “turn back the hands of time” and repair sun damaged skin by the use of lasers and injectables. These treatments can work, but not everyone will see the same results. Usually these treatments for sun damage are best done in the winter months when exposure to the sun is limited.
Here is my best advice, since we know so much more about the sun and it’s damaging affects on the skin. Wear sunblock daily, reduce exposure, and have a yearly check up to be sure no skin cancers are present or forming. We do need the benefits of Vitamin D, which occurs from limited sun exposure, but I suggest taking a supplement of Vitamin D and then get short exposures of UV light daily.
Lastly, for those who like the look of a suntanned skin there are many types of bronzers and self tanners in all cosmetic stores today. With so many to choose from having a healthy looking glow can actually be healthy when using these products. So let’s try and remember to treat our skin’s kindly and protect it from UV damage.
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