Hot, Hot, Hot: The Basics about Sun Damage

by | Aug 4, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

In the summer, we always spend much more time outdoors than in other seasons. It seems like every event we go to our activity we do is almost always outside. Which, why not? It’s great to spend time outdoors and get those vitamins otherwise hard to get without some fresh air and sunshine! However, there is a flip side to that as well. Spending outdoors is great until it starts to damage your skin. The sun can be your worst enemy with all the sunburns, heat exhaustion, and worst of all, some permanent sun damage.

That being said, you shouldn’t be afraid to spend time outside, and you should never live your life in fear of anything. Sun damage can cause premature aging and increases the risk of developing skin cancer, but that is no reason to not live your life to the fullest.

So, what does sun damaged skin look like? Before everyone starts thinking they have severely damaged skin just because they had that one bad sunburn a few years ago, let’s talk about the signs of sun damage.

signs of sun damage

Courtesy of Eminence Organics

This infographic courtesy of Eminence Organics is a great depiction of all the various signs of sun damage. You’ll want to look out for wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rough/dry skin texture, spider veins, ruddiness, or sagging skin are the main signs of sun damage, specifically on the face.

Some of these signs of damage look similar to typical aging signs, which is because 80% of visible aging is caused by the sun. So, it is vital to go to a skincare professional, like our specialists at Luminessence, to make sure your skin is healthy and how to properly care for it if you do see any signs of any damage. Sun damage is a serious matter that shouldn’t go untreated, and with proper care, you can lessen the appearance of much of your sun damage.

Applying facial sunscreen

You should always (and I do mean always) use sunscreen to protect yourself when outside, and you should have a solid skincare routine that also includes products that help balance the vitamins in your skin to really get a solid protective barrier from UV rays.

Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals to talk about how we can care for all your concerns with your sun damage.