Do you love being by the pool or at the beach? These are both great places for your daily vitamin D intake, but they aren’t ideal when it comes to skin care. Sun exposure is the main cause of dark spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. It also reduces collagen in the skin, leading to sagging and thinning. Worst of all, sun damage puts you at a much higher risk for skin cancer. You can turn to Kessel Dermatology for professional advice on all sun damage questions, concerns, techniques, and more.
How Do I Know My Skin Is Sun Damaged
When your skin is damaged by the sun, it will become darker than normal. In addition, you may develop actinic keratoses, or precancerous growths. Your skin may bruise more easily and take longer to heal due to collagen reduction.
Reversing Sun Damage At Home
There are multiple measure you can take to help your skin when it comes to sun damage. Here are a few we recommend you try at home.
Don’t Forget To Exfoliate
For smoother, brighter skin, exfoliation can get rid of dead skin cells by buffering them off. For a deeper exfoliation, try a chemical exfoliator.
We recommend a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least 15 SPF or more when you are in direct sunlight. Put on sunscreen every day, because even the cloudy days UV rays shine through and can burn your skin.
Try Creams With Antioxidants
After exfoliating, use a cream that is antioxidant-rich. This will help protect the skin and promote regrowth of tissue and collagen!
At home remedies help, but they don’t always work! We have multiple solution options available to you. Schedule your appointment today!
For all other sun damage problems, contact us at Kessel Dermatology.