If you have ever received a sunburn, you know just how much damage the sun can do to your skin even if you are outside only for a short time. Having yearly sunburns, going to tanning beds regularly or simply failing to protect your skin throughout the year can eventually lead to major skin changes, such as skin that appears leathery, dry, wrinkled and spotted. Simple prevention techniques can help you preserve youthful skin while easy, noninvasive treatments can erase the damage that has already been done.
Prevent Sun Damage with Simple Daily Care
Preventing sun damage does not have to be costly or difficult. While it can be hard to remember your new routine initially, eventually these steps will become second nature. Daily sunscreen application is the number one thing you can do to prevent damage to your skin. Be sure to use a separate sunscreen for the more fragile and sensitive skin of your face and neck. However, that is not all that you can do to keep your skin smooth and glowing this summer. Try to stay out of the direct rays of the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s rays are particularly strong. You can also give yourself some extra protection with a wide-brimmed hat and clothing with SPF ratings.
Treat Sun Damage with Noninvasive Cosmetic Treatments
When it comes to treating sun damage on your skin, you have several easy options that typically take an hour or less out of your day. Laser skin resurfacing is particularly good at removing sun spots and at tightening wrinkled skin. Chemical peels can also fade away sun spots over time. A third option is microdermabrasion, which gently removes the top layer of skin to significantly improve skin texture over time.