No one wants to age prematurely. People want to do whatever they can to maintain their youthful appearance for as long as possible. Of course, everyone realizes that sooner or later, they’re going to reach a point where there is little that they can do to hide the effects of aging.
One factor that many people do not take into consideration is the effect that the sun has on aging skin. Now, it does not mean that being out in the sun is bad, nor does it mean that a little bit of sunbathing is going to age you prematurely. However, overexposure to the sun, even a little bit of overexposure, can have a permanent effect on your appearance.
For this reason, in order to maintain young skin, it is good to use a high-quality sunblock with the appropriate SPF and to wear clothing that protects your face and skin from the sun.
One of the reasons why the sun will have a negative effect on your aging skin is because of the ultraviolet rays that it transmits. The rays from the sun are perfect for lighting the planet. They provide the heat that the entire planet needs in order to keep working. However, the UVA and UVB rays that comprise the heat and light of the sun are damaging to the skin. This is what leads a person to have sunburn, dry skin and dead cells on the skin.
UVA and UVB rays are both damaging to aging skin. In high doses, they lead to wrinkles and skin damage. Both of them have been connected to the development of skin cancer. However, it is the UVA rays that penetrate and damage the underlying layers of your skin. UVA rays cause wrinkling because they destroy collagen. Collagen is what connects our skin tissue together. It’s what keeps the skin tissue looking and feeling young. UVB rays, on the other hand, are what damages the external layers of your skin, leading to things like pigmentation issues.
The sun has the ability to cause cellular destruction. This is because when your skin is exposed to the sun for extended periods of time, more free radicals are developed. UV rays can actually change the way that the genetic material that makes up your skin cells work. They can damage them to the point where instead of creating healthy cells, your body begins to create damaged cells.
Just think for a moment about what the signs of aging are. You can tell that a person is aging because they have lost facial volume, their skin is lax, their skin is wrinkled, they have pigmentation issues and they have sunspots. All of these things are the exact same symptoms you would see in an individual who has spent a considerable amount of time in the sun.
It is important to understand that the damage that the sun has on skin is cumulative. You may not see it for years, but the damage is being done. So, take steps now to protect yourself from premature aging. The team at Persona Medical Spa can help you with this. Make an appointment at our office in Houston so that you can learn about different products and treatments that can improve the appearance and overall health of your skin. Whether you have young skin or aging skin, we can find a solution that works for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.