Lying by the shores of a beautiful beach or just chilling at the park—these are only some of the activities you can enjoy during the summer. Just be reminded to take precautionary measures to avoid overexposure to the sun as it might lead to one of the following signs of sun-damaged skin:
Wrinkles, Laugh Lines, Crow’s Feet
Whatever you call them, they’re a sign of your time in the sun. Exposure to sunlight, even long ago, frays the fibers that prop up firm skin. It speeds the wrinkling process and may give you sags and droops beyond your years. Source: WebMD
People with freckles are more prone to much more serious types of skin damage. Freckles are sun damage unto themselves – and no – no one is born with freckles. They appear as the skin is exposed to UV light. Usually in early childhood. Freckles are always brown in colour and flat in texture. Source: YummyMummyClub
“Age spots” are brown speckles that look a bit like extra-large freckles. They are also sometimes called liver spots or, not too surprisingly, sun spots.
That’s because these brown concentrations of pigmentation are the result of sun exposure, sometimes building up over years.
They are mistakenly called age spots because older folks have had more exposure to the sun and have more fragile skin, so these dots show up more often.
It’s a misnomer, though: anyone can get sun spots. They show up frequently on the hands, arms, chest, and face. Source: LittleThings
Sunburn (First-Degree Burns)
The redness on your skin that is a result of excessive sun exposure is called sunburn. It is actually a thermal burn to the outer layer of the skin (first-degree burn). Treatments for sunburn are aimed at reducing pain or discomfort and include over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, cold compresses, and moisturizing creams. Source: OnHealth
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