Non-Surgical Aesthetics Blog
We all believe that there’s nothing better for your skin than a healthy dose of vitamin D. Sunlight also regulates our body clock and circadian rhythm so we can a good night’s sleep. But what does the sun do to our skin?
We’ve all heard about the damaging effects of ultraviolet lights on the skin but many of us don’t know exactly how it happens. This type of light damages the elastin in the skin which is responsible for providing skin with elasticity. In other words it’s what helps skin appear young and prevent sagging.
Of course this process is inevitable the older we become but an exposure to UV light will speed up the appearance of ageing skin providing us with sagging, wrinkled skin.
Similarly, we all understand how sunlight can change the colour of our skin. For many in the west, it’s ideal to look sun kissed and tanned all year round. Interestingly, in the east it is more desirable to appear pale.
Sunlight can leave your skin looking speckled and blotchy which many people refer to as age spot or sun spots. This spots can resemble freckles or sometimes group together to form a large mark. For those looking to remove these blemishes it is possible to do so using Ellipse IPL Laser treatments. You can find out more on our Age Spot Removal page.
Sunlight is good for clearing up your complexion right? Well maybe not. What may appear as clearer skin, could just be an illusion caused by the sun changing your skin tone. Sunlight dries out your skin and where many people believe helps break through grease, your body tries to replace the lack of moisture by producing more oil. In effect you are actually absorbing more oils on a day to day basis than you would usually.
Going pink or worse red, from the sun is proof that your skin has been burnt by prolonged exposure. Sunburn is the most common first degree burn as it only affects the outside layer of skin. It is always advised to wear sun lotion during the summer and on days where there is high sun exposure. Some people choose to wear it all year round to avoid any unwanted damage from UV Rays which are prevalent every day.
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