How does sun damage your skin? What exactly happens to your skin and does it affect everyone? While you expose your skin to sun light without protection, the damaged pigment cells will leak pigment into the deeper layers of your skin.
On top of that the sun’s UV ( ultraviolet) radiation can burn your skin and cause long term changes in your skin’s structure.
How does sun damage your skin?
Not only it causes discolouration, the sun’s heat will also dry your skin out.
When your skin is unprotected the sun’s heat will dry it out. And depletes the skin from its natural oils. The oils that were meant to protect your skin and keep it moisturised.
Most common types of sun damage to your skin are:
1. Dry skin – Once the sun has depleted your skin of its essential oils and moisture, the skin will look dry and flaky. Also it’ll present sings of premature ageing by triggering wrinkles to appear.
2. Sunburn – The injury that occurs directly after the skin is burned by the sun’s uv rays. As a result your skin will appear red, painful, in some cases may blister as well. Consequently leaving your skin unprotected will increase the chance of getting pigmentation and worst of all skin cancer.
3. Changes to your collagen’s structure –This refers to premature ageing of the skin caused by sun exposure ( photoaging). In photoaging, the skin develops wrinkles and fine lines because of changes in the collagen of a deep layers of the skin.
Can you reverse sun damage?
With a number of treatment options available for all skin types, sun damage can be a distant memory. But also a reminder to always protect your skin and be more aware of the damage that can occur. As each skin type is unique different approaches may be more suitable for your while certain procedure work better for other.
To learn more about sun damage and how to prevent it happening to you, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you will be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.