Wondering how sunlight really affects your skin? It can be tough to convey the full extent of UV damage, simply because it doesn’t all show up on your skin at once. Instead, your skin slowly ages and changes over time – and the end result can sap your confidence.
Check out the signs of sun damage that you don’t see – the patches of melanin forming beneath your outermost layer of skin.
Treating Sun-Damaged Skin
Sun protection is the best defense against the aging process – because once your skin has been exposed, aging tendencies begin to take hold. When the sun’s UV rays penetrate your skin, they do a few things:
- Trigger production of melanin – While our skin’s pigment is natural and important, excessive pigmentation forms brown and red spots across the exposed area. These freckles and sun spots might look cute in youth, but tend to be less appealing as you grow older. And as they congregate, the overall appearance of your skin is changed.
- Break down collagen – Collagen is a protein that helps connect different tissues and volumize your skin. When your collagen breaks down, your face sags, lines form, and you lose some of the roundness of your cheeks.
Don’t worry: if you’ve already suffered sun exposure, there are ways to fight back. LSS Jacksonville offers treatments that will help you gently rejuvenate and regain your youthful skin.
A combination of these treatments is often the most effective way to tackle both fine lines and excessive pigmentation.
What’s right for you? If you’re not happy with the appearance of your skin, schedule a complimentary consultation. Our aestheticians will meet with you and evaluate your areas of concern, then recommend the best personal path toward clearer, more youthful skin.