Prevent and Reverse Sun Damage — Drift Wellness Studio / by Casey Warner

About 80 percent of the average person's lifetime sun exposure occurs during daily activities. Age spots are more likely on the left side of the body (face, hands, arms and knees) due to sun exposure will driving.

When you soak up the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, it speeds up the aging of your skin and raises your risk of skin cancer.

Prevention

Sunscreen

To prevent damage, use a "broad spectrum" sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. "Broad spectrum" must block both UVA and UVB rays.

UVA=Aging, UVB=Burning

Products

The Cosmetic Industry has helping make it easier to protect skin by adding protection into makeups, primers, moisturizers and even bug sprays.

By choosing products that contain sunscreen that would normally use daily, sun damage is even easier to prevent.

Reversal

As much as we try to prevent sun damage, there are ways to help reduce and reverse damaged skin.

As a rule of thumb, you should have a facial atleast 4 times a year. Proper skin care can reduce fine lines, age spots and reduce pre-mature aging. Microdermabrasion can do wonders to instantly smooth the texture of skin. With multiple sessions, microdermabrasion can help reverse damage caused by the sun.

To maximize results, a monthly facial by a professional will help maintain healthy skin.

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