Understanding Sunburn and Skin Damage

July 13, 2017

Understanding-Sunburn-and-Skin-Damage

A little sunburn may not seem like a big deal, but your skin undergoes damage when it’s exposed to too much of the sun’s radiation. To stay healthy and avoid consequences in the future, it’s important to understand the effects sunburn can have.

Skin Discoloration

You may enjoy your tan for a little while, but over time excessive tanning can lead to unwanted freckles and dark spots. When your tan fades, you may be left with uneven patches of discolored skin, which you can reduce with a lightening cream.

Wrinkles

UV radiation deteriorates collagen, the tissue that gives your skin its elasticity. This causes fine lines, sagging, and premature wrinkles. To help reverse and repair the damage, try treatments including:

  • Vitamin C, which encourages cell growth to restore collagen.
  • Coenzyme Q12, to replenish nutrients that are lost to time and damage.
  • Hyaluronic acid, which nourishes skin and prevents aging.

Eczema

Excessive sun damage can cause patches of red skin that itch and flare up. An unsightly and irritating condition, eczema is the result of severely dry skin. While it’s best to avoid the kind of exposure that leads to eczema, a vitamin B5 treatment can help because it:

  • Moisturizes the dehydrated area.
  • Reduces the red discoloration.
  • Soothes the itching and irritation.
  • Protects against further inflammation.

Infection

Sunburn that produces blisters may be at risk of infection. Infected blisters take a long time to heal and are more likely to leave scars. If scars do develop, squalane oil can help reduce their appearance by penetrating deeply into the tissue.

Cancer

Melanoma, basal cell cancer, actinic keratosis, and squamous cell carcinoma are all types of skin cancer that you put yourself at risk for when you spend too much time in the sun without the protection of sunscreen and shade. To learn more about products for damaged skin, contact the experts at Timeless Skin Care today.




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