These days, we’re all aware of the damage sunburn can do to your skin, and most of us know about the harm in ultraviolet (UV) rays. But do you know exactly how too much sun can cause skin to age ahead of schedule?
Here are the startling truths about the sun’s aging effects on your skin…
Most of your skin problems are the sun’s fault. UV rays are often at fault for discoloration of the skin, rashes, rough texture and more. In fact, “up to 90 percent of the visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Too much overexposure = wrinkles. When you are constantly overexposing your skin to the sun, your skins texture is changed and the elasticity of your skin is weakened. The outer layer of your skin, called the epidermis, becomes thicker and leathery, resulting in wrinkles.
Overexposure can also cause more serious problems. Sun can damage your skin by causing pre-cancerous or even cancerous skin lesions, reduction of your skin’s immune functions, discoloration or freckles, sallowness, and damage to your skin’s elastic and collagen tissue.
All of the above effects of sun damage result in premature aging of the skin – and who wants that?
If you have sun damage on your skin because of overexposure, don’t worry! Our skin-smart physicians know what needs to be done to make your skin look and feel younger, smoother, healthier and of course, gorgeous! At each of our Kucumber Skin Lounge locations, we have all of the tools necessary to repair your skin from sun damage, and fight off the signs of aging.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation, so that we can put together some skintastic solutions for you! And as you get out and enjoy the summer sun, make sure to always wear sunscreen to protect your skin from pre-mature aging.