Sun Damage

 

Preventing Sun Damage and Treating Sun Damaged Skin

 

The Effects of Too Much Sun

Protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays is important all year round, not just in the summer months.

Extended exposure to the suns rays contributes to the ageing of the skin, with visible signs. Photodamage is a result of sun exposure that can cause skin changes such as wrinkles, roughness, and hyperpigmentation.

 
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The truth About Tanning!

When exposed to UVA rays the melanin in our skin activates pigment already present in the upper skin cells. It creates a tan that appears quickly but is also lost quickly.

UVB rays stimulate the production of new melanin, which leads to an increase in pigment within a few days.

Some UV radiation is essential to the body as it stimulates the production of Vitamin D. But there is no such thing as a healthy tan! A suntan may be cosmetically desirable, but in fact it is nothing but a sign that your skin has been damaged and has attempted to protect itself.

Chemical vs Physical vs Combination SPF

CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN:

  • Absorbs radiation
  • Provides broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays

Commonly used ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, homosalate and octycrylene

PHYSICAL SUNSCREEN:

  • Scatters/reflects radiation/li>
  • Provides broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays

Commonly used ingredients include: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide

COMBINATION SUNSCREEN:

  • Combines all of the effects above
 

Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Skin Rejuvenation

Whether you opt for a retinol treatment or not, you have lots of options when it comes to improving your skin and addressing any specific skin concerns that you may have. However, there are also plenty of things you should not do. For best results, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.

  • Neglecting sunscreen. Excess sun exposure causes a variety of skin problems, including hyperpigmentation, rough skin, and premature wrinkles. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays and keep it looking its best, so be sure to use sunscreen every day – even during the winter months.
  • Going to bed in makeup. When you’re exhausted at the end of a long day, it can be tempting to fall into bed without removing your makeup. Resist this temptation. You don’t have to wait for bedtime – the sooner you remove your makeup after a day (or night) out, the better.
  • Touching up your makeup throughout the day. When you apply additional makeup during the day, such as foundation, powder, or concealer, you push the existing makeup deeper into the pores. Clogged pores can cause more problems, especially if you don’t remove all your makeup at night. Choose better-quality makeup that stays put to avoid the need for touch-ups.

About Obagi Australia

If you’ve been looking for the right anti-wrinkle serum, wrinkle cream, or other prescriptive skin care systems to help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin, Obagi Australia can help. For 30+ years, we’ve provided a range of prescription-strength skin care products designed to address a variety of skin issues and help promote clear, soft, youthful-looking skin. From peptide complex serum and Nu-Derm systems to retinol treatments and more, we have the top brands in skincare. We’re always happy to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can help you.