OUR SKIN PROTECTS ITSELF FROM THE SUN BY PRODUCING MORE MELANIN, THE PIGMENT IN OUR SKIN.
This process results in the skin looking darker or ‘tanned’ and in some cases, it can lead to irregular darker patches (pigmentation) on the skin. Research has proven how repetitive UV exposure leads to premature ageing and a heightened risk of skin cancer.
TREATMENTS FOR SUN DAMAGE
In order to treat sun damage effectively and maintain the result, it is important to not expose the area again unprotected. This can be difficult for areas such as the face, chest and hands that are frequently exposed daily. Commitment to wearing daily sun protection on these areas, especially those you want to improve, is most important before attempting to treat the sun damage.
Skin peels and microneedling both stimulate a collagen induction process, renewing dead skin cells and brightening existing pigmentation as a result. Antioxidants (such as vitamin C serum), AHAs and pigment-suppressing products can also be used on the skin at home, to speed up and maximise results.