Summer seems to be the time of year we all talk about sun protection the most, but the truth is it should be a concern year round – especially here in Hawaii! Our sunshine may be beautiful but it can still cause harm to our skin. Even the everyday sun exposure that we take for granted on our islands adds up and often requires treatment to correct.
Photo damage can take many forms but the most common are uneven pigmentation and collagen breakdown, both of which can prematurely age your face. Age or liver spots, sagging and creased skin, and scaly skin patches are all common results from too much solar exposure.
Luckily, sun damage is very treatable and Honolulu MedSpa provides many options to bring back the health and radiance of your skin. From medical grade facials to laser resurfacing, there are many ways to treat and correct skin damage on any area of the body. Our medical aestheticians will be happy to take you through our treatments and provide you with personalized recommendations to achieve the results you want.
All skin types and shades can burn and darker tones are not immune from sun damage.
Tanning is not a protection against sunburn, and is actual a form of sun damage itself.
Sun damage is also directly correlated to skin cancer – one of the most common cancers in the United States, but also one of the most preventable. Studies have shown that proper use of sunscreen cuts a person’s chances of developing dangerous melanoma by half, so sun protection isn’t just good for your skin, it’s good for your health!
It’s not possible to avoid the sun entirely (and it shouldn’t be!) but with proper care you can enjoy your summer in the sun and keep your skin protected and well cared for.