Clinic Eleven Appearance and Skin Cancer Medicine Paraparaumu on Sun Protection
Sun exposure harms the skin through the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. There are two types of most concern: UVB causes redness on the surface of the skin (think B = burning); UVA penetrates deeper into the skin’s renewing layers causing DNA damage and destroying the natural substances that give the skin volume (think A = ageing).
Sun damage is believed to be responsible for almost 80% of the skin changes attributed to the ageing process (called photo-ageing), as well as causing certain skin disorders, the most sever and dangerous being Skin Cancer.
Sun damage has a significant effect on skin volume production and is responsible for skin thickening, mottled pigmentation and wrinkling. Because of this, the most basic way you can maintain the health of your skin is to protect it from the sun.
What are the basics of sun protection? Seek shade when the UV levels are at their strongest between 10 am and 3 pm, even on cool or cloudy days. Wear clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible, as well as a broad-brimmed hat. Wear wraparound sunglasses to protect the delicate eye area and use a good quality sunscreen that provides you with both UVA and UVB protection every day. Usually by the time you are red, there has already been significant damage to your skin in the deeper layers. Be sure to regularly re-apply sunscreen throughout the day.
There are treatment options available that may help prevent photo-ageing or improve the appearance of sun damaged skin, so talk to Dr Brent Krivan and Aesthetician Wendy Krivan from Clinic Eleven Appearance and Skin Cancer Medicine Paraparaumu to improve your skin’s quality and the best ways to protect your skin from sun damage today.
Call them now on 04 298 7600 or CLICK HERE to make an appointment right away!