5 tips to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage during Summer

Summer evokes the vision of the sun, sandy beaches and glowing skin. But the reality is that summer sun can cause more harm and damage to your skin. When the temperature in our part of the world soars, the heat and humidity can make your already active oil glands hyperactive. This, in turn, starts a cycle of rashes, sunburn and premature signs of aging. In addition, the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause skin damage in as little as 15 minutes. The key in summer is to be sun savvy and know how to keep your skin healthy. Here are 5 tips that can help your skin stay healthy:

 

Tip #1: Always apply sunscreen

Everyone should make a habit of applying sunscreen to the exposed skin, even when going for a short morning or afternoon walk.

 

Tip #2: avoid noon sun as it is the most harmful’.

Don’t spend hours out in the sun especially afternoon; limit your time outside to be just a couple of hours maximum.

 

Tip # 3: Don’t forget to moisturize

As skin ages, it becomes more prone to dryness, which can be worse by sun damage. Keep skin moist with a lotion or cream to help protect it.

 

Tip #4 Drink plenty of water to hydrate

The summer heat can easily leave you dehydrated. Don’t forget to drink water throughout the day to keep your body and skin hydrated.

 

Tip # 5 Eat healthy foods

Food rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is a must during the summer. Eating right in the summer will help your body stay healthy and your skin radiant, elastic and well-hydrated.

While these tips will help prevent your skin from the harsh summer sun and further damage, how do you identify if your skin has any sun damage? Sun damage caused changes to your skin which can make you look years older than you naturally would include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Loose skin
  • Spider veins
  • Blotchy or ruddy complexion

 

Get the younger-looking skin with Radiesse®

Radiesse ® offers treatment can reduce some signs of sun damage that are making you look older. Radiesse is an injectable, cosmetic skin treatment used to fill specific areas of the face, neck and hands. It is made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres that work immediately upon injection. CaHA is made up of ions of phosphate and calcium, which occur naturally in the human body. So Radiesse® helps stimulates your body’s natural collagen, filling in wrinkles long term and helping your skin develop new collagen in the process. Radiesse® can be used to treat wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose, chin and areas of fat loss in the face, neck and Hands.

The treatments are performed in-office and patients can go home immediately after the appointment. The results are immediately visible.

Find more about Radiesse® here: https://merz.access-digital.me/products/radiesse

You can book an appointment at your nearest clinic: https://merz.access-digital.me/consumer-area/clinic-locator

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