Where Does Sun Damage Come From?

312164_670849766263468_1979227249_nIn order to work to reduce the appearance of sun damage, it is important to understand how sun damage occurs. Aging is ultimately a result of ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which you can’t see and which is what makes it most dangerous!

UV radiation falls into two distinct categories: UVA and UVB. UVA rays are able to penetrate deep into the skins layers and are the main culprit of sun spots, wrinkles and dull looking skin. UVB rays are more surface related and are what results in sunburn, or reddening of the skin.

When the sun hits the skin, our cells produce melanin that go to the skin’s surface as a defense mechanism to combat skin damage. Professional skin care treatments can help remove the damaged outer layers of skin, diminishing sun spots and encouraging growth of new and healthy collagen.

Understanding how sun damage occurs and the importance of prevention is key. Protecting yourself from the dangers of UV radiation by wearing a broad-spectrum sun protectant of SPF 30 or higher is the best thing you can do for yourself. If you find it hard to give up your glow, please remember that there are plenty of great working self-tanning products available to you that don’t harm your skin. If you need further assistance, give us a call at Skin NV at 813.839.4141 and we would be glad to chat with you more about your skin care goals.

 

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