The Truth About Sun Damage
Happy summer from all of us at Laser Aesthetics Body & Wellness! July is the middle of the sunniest season, and while we all enjoy playing in the summer sun, it can also wreak havoc on your skin! Sun damage can lead to wrinkles, sun spots, weakened skin, atypical moles, and even cancer. While sun damage is detrimental, it’s also preventable with proper summertime skin care.
More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, and 1 in 3 fair skinned people will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime. In fact, having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk of skin cancer. UVA and UVB rays are both harmful and cause major skin damage; UVA rays are mostly responsible for premature aging and UVB rays are the ones that burn – potentially leading to skin problems in the future. In fact, many of the symptoms we credit to aging are actually caused by the sun’s ultraviolet light. UV radiation damages the collagen and elastin in our skin, causing sagging, stretching and wrinkles.
While you should try to get as much shade from the sun as possible, it’s unrealistic to stay out of the sun all summer. So, how do we prevent skin damage from UV rays? Wear sunscreen! If you’re going to be relaxing around water, try to choose a waterproof sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15. Don’t forget to apply to your face, the tip of your nose, and around your ears, too! If you’re prone to beauty marks, freckles, and moles, be sure to be diligent with your skincare in the sun!
Can Laser Aesthetics Body & Wellness in Memphis assist you with your skincare needs? We’d love to give you a free IMAGE consultation! Call us today at 901-388-8887 and take your first step towards younger, heathier skin.
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