Here’s What Ditching Sunscreen Will Do to Your Skin
Is that glow REALLY worth the long-term damage?...
Sun’s out! We couldn’t be more happy about the warmer weather here at our skin care clinic in Mississauga.
However, as much as we love the sun... we need to keep in mind that unfortunately, the same can’t be said about our skin.
So with sunnier days now among us, it’s SO important for us to take the steps to protect our skin from the damaging ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays.
The sun’s rays damages our skin over time through photo-aging (sunlight deterioration). In fact, if we could blame one thing for accelerating skin aging at a faster rate than anything else – we’d point our fingers up to that flaming hot ball in the sky! And unfortunately, unprotected sun exposure from decades back can begin to show up on our faces now, as the visual signs of damage are not always instant. But it’s never too late to lather up (with sunscreen, of course… not tanning oil)!
That said, here’s how NOT wearing sunscreen will affect your skin:
Elasticity & Texture
Our skin’s elasticity decreases through sun exposure over time, contributing to a sagging appearance. The sun’s rays are also known to cause the skin to become more rough and dry, sometimes leading to a scaly rough area on the skin referred to as actinic keratosis. Oh, and let’s not forget wrinkles. Overexposure to the sun’s powerful rays will surely put some lines on your face prematurely.
Your complexion can experience a number of permanent colour changes due to sun damage. Freckles, skin blotching and age spots (also known as liver spots) are common to experience, as well as a more translucent appearance to the skin. Broken capillaries or the appearance of broken red blood vessels can also make their debut on your face.
Thankfully, if your skin is already showing signs of discoloration or wrinkling due to sun exposure, our beauty experts offer treatments that can seriously help… such as our Microdermabrasion in Mississauga. This treatment is able to reduce the appearance of sun damage and fine lines through the promotion of new skin cell growth. It’s a patient favourite!
Always remember this: your skin cancer risk is increased with every time you go out into the sun without protection… which is probably the most important reason to use protection.
So, if those aren’t reasons enough to layer on the SPF this summer and every summer ahead, we don’t know what is! Your skin will definitely thank you now and in the long-run.
Will you be doing what you can to protect your skin from the sun?