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How to Avoid Sun Damage to Skin

With summer on the horizon, you’re probably raring to spend your days soaking up the sun in your yard or out on the lake. Despite your desire to get a golden tan, you have to be mindful of the effects that the sun has on your skin. In order to protect your skin from sun’s harmful rays, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Limit Sun Exposure When Possible

The sun is strongest when it has reached its peak in the sky, commonly between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM. If you’re able to, stay inside during these hours and only head outside once the sun has started to fall from its highest point in the sky.

Always Wear Sunscreen

When you’re doing your morning skincare routine, don’t forget to finish off by applying sunscreen all over your body. Even on days when there are clouds in the sky, you can still get burned or experience sun damage, especially if you have fair skin. If you plan on being outside for a long period of time, be sure you are reapplying sunscreen every few hours.

Be Mindful of Product Side Effects

Depending on the use of particular skincare products, your skin may have increased sensitivity to sunlight. Without the proper precautions, you may experience sun damage when using these products.

Follow Aesthetician Recommendations

Certain skincare treatments — such as laser treatments, facials, and peels — require you to stay out of the sun for a certain amount of time to avoid irritation or damage. While we know it can be difficult to spend sunny days indoors, follow your aesthetician’s recommendations for the fully allotted time period after receiving a treatment.

Repair Damage as Soon as Possible

If you do spend a little too much time in the sun, it’s important to address any damage as soon as possible. While certain at-home remedies can treat symptoms, oftentimes, only professional treatments can repair sun damage more effectively and restore your beautiful skin.

When you are trying to improve the appearance of your skin, it is important to tailor your treatment to your skin’s unique needs. At Nashville Skin Company, our team is committed to helping patients just like you learn more about their skin and provide a treatment plan customized to your goals, budget, and schedule.

To schedule a future appointment or learn more about the services we offer, contact us today online or call 615-991-6311 (Franklin/Cool Springs) or 615-235-5335 (Nashville).