• Sandra Wright

The correlation of the Sun and the health of your Skin


Summer is just around the corner and all of us are looking forward to warmer days and Sunshine!

Since we all love that sunshine let's take a look at what it does to our first line of defense, our skin.

The sun levels the most devastating attack against your skin. Less exposed body parts, such as your backside, hardly develop a single wrinkle. It will usually stay baby smooth and wrinkle free as long as you keep it out of the sun. Collagen fibers are like little rubber bands; when they are injured by the sun, they get stretched out and lose their elasticity. Typically, it takes 30 years for sun damage to appear, so the damage you did in your twenties will start showing up in the form of wrinkles during your fifties. In fact, most of your skin damage will occur before the age of twenty, so helping your children protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays is an investment in future skin health.

As you get older, your epidermis makes new cells more slowly, and sun damage thins the living epidermis from twenty cells deep to two cells deep over time. Fortunately, there are new anti-aging treatments and modalities that can help repair some of the sun damage.


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