We all begin life with soft, smooth and supple skin. Unfortunately, as it’s exposed to the sun’s rays, it accumulates color and texture. Over time, this damage causes dark spots, blotchiness and wrinkles that can add years to your appearance.
Signs of Sun Damage
A “healthy tan” is anything but. It’s actually a sign that your skin has been damaged by the sun.
The redness of a sunburn is the result of excessive sun exposure.
UV rays damage the layers of your skin. Years later, this damage can show up as wrinkles, laugh lines and crow’s feet.
Uneven skin tone.
With enough sun exposure, irregular pigmentation may develop, causing an uneven or discolored appearance.
Also known as liver spots, age spots resemble large freckles and tend to get darker and larger with age.
Can You Reverse Sun Damage?
It is not possible to erase all signs of sun damage – especially if you have a strong history of basking in the sun without protection. However, there are ways you can improve your complexion. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and a variety of other therapies exist to treat the signs of sun damage, revealing softer, smoother skin.
How To Prevent Sun Damage
Regardless of the treatments you embrace to reverse sun damage, it’s very important to prevent further skin aging. This involves wearing a physical sunblock that contains micronized zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide. This form of sun protection will begin working immediately and should be worn whenever the sun’s out – and not just when you’re on vacation.