The sun can do a lot of damage to your skin. Be sure and take precautions that will preserve your beauty.
Kylene May from Elase Academy shares ways to protect and preserve your skin.
How often is my skin being exposed to harmful UV rays?
· Whether you are walking to your car, driving to work, or simply sitting near a window, you are exposed to harmful UV rays. This type of daily contact is known as secondary UV exposure.
· Secondary exposure occurs where you least expect it. It can occur in the shade, on cloudy days, even while you are indoors. It is likely that the usual individual is exposed to more than 10 hours of indoor UV rays every week. Add to that over 7 hours of outdoor UV rays a week and without a suitable shield, your weekly UV-radiation exposure might total nearly 20 hours. That’s like spending the weekend at the beach without wearing sunscreen.
· A lot of people have more sun damage on the left side of their face from driving in their cars.
How should I protect my skin?
· Wear sunscreen every day
o Apply to your face, ears, neck, and chest
· Try to wear a hat whenever you can
· Avoid the afternoon sun – UV rays are the strongest between 10am-4pm
· Take care of your skin by visiting a dermatologist or medical spa
What if I already have sun damage? What can I do?
· Sun spots – Skin lightening
· Wrinkles – BOTOX and Dermal Fillers
· Leathery Skin Texture – Skin Resurfacing
· Skin Cancer
o Check moles and skin regularly. If you see anything you think might be funny go into a dermatologist.
o Yearly screenings are very important.
For more information:
Elase Medical Spas
Sugarhouse | Draper | Orem
801.49.LASER | www.elase.com/utah