What is Sun-damaged Skin?
Sun-related skin damage can manifest as sunburn, (which can be a first- or second-degree burn) or itchy rash from sunlight. Chronic sun damage and sunburns also increase your risk for skin cancer. Overexposure to the sun can also result in increased freckling or “age spots,” uneven and increased skin pigmentation, and the appearance of pigmented patches on the face (melasma). Chronic sun damage also can predispose you to actinic keratoses, which are scaly, rough, precancerous patches that appear on the face, nose, ears, lower arms, or hands. Many of the most common signs associated with skin aging are also significantly worsened by chronic sun exposure.
Protect yourself from Sun-damaged Skin
Sunprotection doesn’t start with sunscreen. It starts with planning your activities to avoid direct sun during the day’s most intense hours. Then make use of sunprotective clothing, hats, and sunglasses. Finally, use sunscreen to high-risk areas or exposed skin.
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About Saguaro Dermatology
Our comprehensive dermatology clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care, innovative practices, helpful resources and state-of-the-art technology to prevent and treat a multitude of skin disorders. Led by Medical Director, Dathan Hamann, MD, FAAD, our passionate team looks forward to serving you with respect and compassion.
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