Some of you may remember the days of laying out in the sun all baby oiled up, baking for hours to get as dark a tan as possible!
Unfortunately, we may be paying for what we did to our skin many years ago. Too much sun can age your skin, and it can happen sooner than you think, even in your 20’s.
Protect Yourself From Ultraviolet Rays!
Ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight heat up the skin, cooking the elastin and collagen. UVB rays are short rays hitting the skin’s surface causing redness and burning. Sunburn by itself doesn’t cause skin damage but are a warning that you are harming your skin, and you need to get out of the sun. UVA rays are long and penetrate deep into the skin which damages the cells resulting in wrinkles, dryness, uneven skin tone and more signs of aging.
Skin Cancer is a Concern!
And then of course besides what the sun can do to your skin, you need to consider skin cancer. Skin cancer and actinic keratosis, which is pre-cancerous, can be caused by overexposure to ultraviolet light. Sun damage will accumulate over time, so it is never too late to start protecting your skin with skin treatments, skin products, and avoiding sunlight.
You can’t reverse sun damage entirely, but there are many products and procedures that can greatly reduce wrinkles, sunspots, and melasma. However, when you find the right treatment, you must continue care and avoid the sun as much as possible.
Many Options Available
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. offers many options to his patients; from skin peels, microdermabrasion, Photofacial, deep peels, and SmartSkin+ laser resurfacing.
Exfoliating the skin can leave the skin looking smoother by removing the buildup of the outer most layer of the skin, the stratum corneum.
Dr. Delgado reminds his patients that they should protect their skin all year round, not just the summer months, with sunblock that is at least SPF 30, and, don’t forget to reapply throughout the day.
Call now (415) 898-4161 for a skin analysis to find out the best treatment to revitalize your skin!