Are You Protecting Your Skin From Sun Damage?

Sun damage is something everyone can face. Sun damage often begins to occur in childhood and by the time a person is thirty, begins to show on their face. Sun damage causes the elastin in the skin to break down, leading to sagging, wrinkling, and furrowing. Sun damage can also cause hyperpigmentation. This is why it is so important people do everything they can to protect their skin from the sun.

How to Protect the Skin

One of the biggest mistakes people make is not protecting their skin with sunscreen. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen is vital for preventing the sun’s UV rays from penetrating into the skin and causing damage.

People often mistakenly believe they only need to wear sunscreen while swimming or spending time on the beach but this is not true. Sunscreen needs to be worn daily and is an important part of skin care. Sunscreen should also be worn on cloudy days because the rays of the sun can still penetrate through the clouds and into the skin.

In addition to sunscreen, it is also important to wear broad hats during long periods of sun exposure. Coverups should be worn whenever possible, in addition to sunscreen being applied every two hours.

How to Get Rid of Sun Damage

It is important individuals know how to get rid of sun damage so their skin can be renewed. With chemical peels, the outer damaged layers of skin are removed so healthy skin can begin to emerge.

For severely damaged skin, more than one chemical peel may need to be administered. This treatment helps to stimulate new skin cell growth so the appearance and health of the skin can be dramatically improved.

After treatment, sun protection is even more important than ever before because the new skin growth is more vulnerable to sun damage. The doctor will help their patient use the right skin care treatments to help their patient overcome the signs of sun damage and improve their skin.

To learn more about chemical peels and other treatments, check out the FB page of Dr Zacharia. Feel free to contact the office with any questions you may have.