Most people put sunscreen on for extended sun exposure. Whether it’s a day at the beach, a trip to the park, or hanging out at the pool, it has become almost second nature to throw a bottle into a bag of necessities for occasional application. Unfortunately, occasional application isn’t enough to protect your skin. And a sunburn is a painful reminder of how harsh the sun can be. However, the danger doesn’t stop with a burn, and the risks do not go away when summer ends. Constant exposure, even on a cloudy or cold day, can be detrimental to skin. Here are 5 signs of sun damage to your skin, and what you can do to repair it.
The exposed skin is red and painful to the touch. It can cause blistering and in extreme cases even dizziness and nausea. Aloe gel will ease the discomfort, and the pain should subside after a few days.
2. Dry Skin
Patches of dry, flaky skin that are more wrinkled than other areas are a sign of damage. Avoid using hot water, scented soaps, and find a deep moisturizer to help heal the skin.
Deep wrinkles, fine lines, a thick skin texture, and easily bruised areas are a sign that there have been collagen changes in the skin. While this damage is not always completely reversible, improvements can be made by a professional.
4. Age Spots
These spots look like large freckles and can get darker with age. A change in appearance or texture can be a sign of a problem, so check them periodically.
5. Actinic Keratosis
These are scaly patches or wart-like bumps that are often found on the face, ears, neck, and arms. They vary in color ranging from skin-colored, red, tan, or pink. Since they can become cancerous, it is important for a doctor to look at them.
A Professional Solution: How to Fix Sun Damaged Skin
We offer a variety of options such as skin care products, masques, laser treatments, and peels to help skin look better and be healthier. Licensed physicians and trained skin care professionals in our spa will have you looking your best and feeling great with the following treatments and products:
For fine lines, wrinkles, and leathery skin, it’s important to find a good anti-aging serum. A quality anti-aging serum moisturizes your skin and provides it with the nutrients it needs to repair itself after sun damage. At Vibrance MedSpa, we use Image Skincare products, which are suitable for all skin types.
On TV and in movies, people who spend time in the sun always end up with an all-over bronze gleam. In real life, sometimes you come away from hours in the sun with a dull skin tone, or an uneven one, or even just randomly placed dark spots. Our favorite brightening solutions are offered during facial treatments and include vitamin-rich products that nourish and protect your skin from the inside out.
Finally, for those who are willing to go the extra mile, we offer laser treatments to correct long-term sun damage. Our Skin Rejuvenation treatment boosts your body’s collagen production, stimulating your skin to correct surface-level damage. For a more in-depth therapy, try our Sublative Rejuvenation package, a series of three treatments one month apart with optional maintenance treatments every year.
Preventing sun damage doesn’t mean living indoors. With our products and services, you can enjoy your summer and keep your healthy glow. Contact us to learn more about how we can repair your damaged skin and keep you looking your best!