Most of us know sun damage is bad. In addition to the big risk of skin cancer, sun damage leads to cosmetic skin problems. With protective skin care and other methods, you can still enjoy plentiful California sunshine while mitigating the risk of the following consequences of sun exposure:

  1. Sun spots/brown spots/liver spots
  2. Wrinkles and fine lines
  3. Increased risk of skin cancer
  4. Blotchiness and discoloration
  5. Dilated blood vessels, known as “telangiectasias”

Sunscreen goes a long way in protecting your skin. Choose one with broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB radiation. Typically anything with SPF 30 or higher will be the most effective. There are also various creams and foundations with SPF ratings that protect your facial skin.

For fashionable sun protection, choose a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. These accessories can be stylish while also protecting your skin and eyes from the sun. Depending on the activity, there are many types of UV-blocking clothing these days as well. Even just choosing to wear a loose, long-sleeved top instead of a tank top goes a long way in protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging effects.

Consistently, people who protect their skin from the sun are said to have younger-looking skin compared to people with sun damaged skin. The skin repairs itself from sun damage as much as possible, but other types of damage may be treatable with laser skin resurfacing and other treatments at our cosmetic surgery practice in the Bay Area.

To find out more about the advanced skin care products featured at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, and about laser resurfacing treatments to refresh your skin, please call our office at 6505706066. Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery serves patients from all over, including San Francisco, San Mateo, and San Jose, CA.

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