Although most people love the warmth and light of the sun, too much sun exposure can significantly damage human skin. The sun's heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin's supply of natural lubricating oils. In addition, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause burning and long-term changes in the skin's structure.
When it comes to protecting against sun damage we recommend an SPF of 30+ and preferably SPF 50 for your face. Even though you've got sunscreen in your makeup, in your lip balm, and in your SPF, you could still have plenty of sun damage left over from your youth. (Remember squirming away from your mum as she tried to coat you with sunblock or even when carrot oil with not SPF was the tanning product of choice?) Unfortunately, sun damage isn't only skin-deep. UV radiation alters the actual DNA of your skin cells, causing lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and even cancer. Men must also make a good SPF part of their everyday skincare essentials along with an effective moisturiser.
The most common types of sun damage to the skin are: Dry Skin, Sunburn, Age Spots and Skin Cancer.
Prevention of Sun Damage:
Prevention is the best way to address sun spots and other types of sun damage. Using a good sunscreen lotion or cream daily, especially on the face and hands, is a good way to avoid sun damage. Anyone who enjoys outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, or skiing should always be sure to use sunscreen that protects against UV-A and UV-B rays, and to reapply it as necessary according to the product's instructions. Swimming and any prolonged contact with water can wash off conventional sunscreen products, so anyone planning to be in the water should be sure to use a waterproof sunscreen lotion or cream.
Before / After
"Yiannis Valilas recommended I use the Obagi Nu-derm system to help get rid of the pigmentation I have as a result of sun damage. After only 2 weeks I already started noticing a difference and after 8 weeks I couldn’t believe how dramatically my skin had improved. Not only was there a significant reduction in the pigmentation spots, but the texture of my skin had also changed- it was more radiant, hydrated and there was definitely a decrease in the fine lines. Obagi is an unbelievable product, that has life changing effect and I’m so grateful that Dr. Valilas introduced me to it. Also the treatment I received from Dr. Valilas was amazing as he was with me every step of the way. I am constantly traveling for work and wasn’t able to visit his consulting rooms all the time, in order for him to monitor my progress, so he kept in touch with me via e-mail and monitored my progress via photos of my skin he requested I send him. I am presently on the maintenance program and continue to experience an improvement in my skin."
L. S. A.
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