Sun Exposure Can Significantly Accelerate the Process of Skin Aging

As you age, your skin gradually loses the ability to quickly replenish collagen in the deeper layers of the dermis. At the same time, exfoliation naturally decreases, slowing the rate at which old skin cells are replaced by young, healthy ones. All of this falls under the general category of skin aging.

Excess and prolonged sun exposure, without the beneficial protection of a high SPF-rated sunblock, will eventually lead to a sunburn. When this happens, the skin cells in the upper and even middle layers of the skin start to die. The healing and regeneration process can be slow, thus accelerating the process of skin aging. While a single instance of sunburn might not be catastrophic, the effects can compound to accelerate skin aging, gradually leaving you looking older than your years.

If you know you are going to be exposed to the sun for an extended amount of time, it’s a good idea to apply one of the antioxidant sunblocks offered by your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mitchell Kaye, to help protect your skin. The antioxidant ingredients also help nourish your skin and maintain its natural repair processes. It’s a good idea to reapply the sunblock frequently and use a lip balm with SPF rating.

If you are concerned about the effects of prolonged sun exposure on the health and appearance of your skin, you should contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Kentucky at 866.234.0470 to ask about our line of antioxidant skin block in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.