Sun Damage exhibits its malice in many different ways. Aside from the internal breakdown of collagen and elastin in the dermis that you cannot see are:
Wrinkles, Hyperpigmentation, Rough Texture, Large Pores, Blackheads, Whiteheads (Milia), Broken Capillaries, Dry Skin, Leathery Feel, Oily Skin, Sagging Neck, Lax Facial Contours, Actinic Keratosis, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, Purpura and Cataracts.
Here’s a stat for you: If you had just one blistering sunburn in childhood the chances that you will have melanoma are about 50%. Don’t get me started! My clients know how rabid I am about sun protection. I am not outside without long sleeves, pants, gloves, scarf, sunglasses and sometimes even a hat.
Those bruises you get on your arms that happen over nothing? Sun damage. That rough, scaley patch on your forehead that’s starting to hurt? Sun damage. Those brown spots on your hands and arms? Sun damage.
Start NOW to stop sun exposure. If the skin is running as fast as it can to repair itself, it can never catch up if your still out in the sun. S-U-N-S-C-R-E-E-N.