Avoid Sun Damage this Summer

Jul 14, 2014 | Blog, Skin Care

Sun damage is inevitable if you frequently utilize tanning salons or do not wear sun screen every time you step outside in the Arizona sun. However, many women still ignore the importance of preventing sun damaged skin. It’s imperative you make an effort to avoid signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots or uneven texture and tone. If you suffer or want to prevent signs of aging, here is some useful information to keep your skin looking its best.
Sun screen is your best bet when you’re looking for protection from the sun, and a formula with at least 15 SPF must be used on daily basis. Sun damage is generally caused by UVA and UVB rays, but UVA rays are typically more damaging since they infiltrate into the skin. When choosing sunscreen, avoid using sprays or powders. While these formulas are quick and easy to apply, inhaling these products can be hazardous to your health.
There are a number of natural remedies if you get sunburned, such as pure aloe vera gel and cucumbers to help your skin heal quickly and subdue the pain. Juice from the aloe vera plant or pure aloe vera gel soothes sunburned skin, and cucumbers contain both analgesic and antioxidant properties. Using a blender to make a paste of chilled cucumbers to apply to your skin is the best way to alleviate inflammation and pain caused by sunburns.
Should the sun have already affected the health of your skin, Total FX is a laser resurfacing treatment we offer at our North Scottsdale Clinic. This skin care procedure is beneficial for reversing sun damage and achieving scar-free and unblemished skin. Because it sets off growth of new skin naturally, there’s no need to worry about superficial effects that are common in other cosmetic enhancement procedures.
If you have already encountered unsightly skin blemishes due to sun damage, we can assist in reviving the appearance of your skin. Call the North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic for a free consultation, or request an appointment online today!