Here Comes the Sun. Here comes Sun Damage.

Here Comes the Sun. Here comes Sun Damage.

There’s no doubt a bit of sunshine and a glowing tan makes us look and feel better, but there are numerous consequences from prolonged periods in the sun, so we always recommend a spray tan. A tan is really sun damage that will age your skin prematurely.

An immediate sign is sunburn, simply from too much sun exposure without adequate protection. Burning may only seem like a short-term issue as your body naturally sheds the damaged skin but deeper down you will have caused lasting damage. On a long-term basis, sun damage is also one of the primary causes of premature ageing. This sort of damage goes unnoticed at first, and then manifests itself years down the line. That¹s wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, and dehydrated and leathery looking skin.

Sun damage is one of the most common ageing complaints I see, most often affecting the face or décolleté.

When our skin is exposed to the sun it increases melanin production as a form of protection, which shows itself as a tan. But, over time UV rays damage the elastin skin fibres so skin begins to sag and stretch. It will bruise more easily and take a lot longer to heal. Depending on the type and extent of sun damage, there are a number of treatments available to remedy premature ageing caused by sun exposure but taking simple precautions every day of the year, even during the winter, by always wearing a minimum of SPF 30 on exposed areas  (face, neck, chest and hands) will also help prevent extensive damage.

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