We all know that exposure to the sunlight may be great for our vitamin D intake, however, over-exposure to UV rays can also be damaging to our skin. This is especially so when we are living in Malaysia, where temperatures can hit as high as 38°C.
Excessive exposure to the sun without protection can damage the skin’s DNA and affect the appearance of our skin. Most notable is the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re a beach lover or you enjoy doing outdoor activities, you’ll agree with us that the effects of those hours spent in the sun have started showing up on your face, neck, chest and hands.
The grim news is, fellow Malaysians, your country with beautiful beaches has been once again predicted with the possibility of another heatwave, where we’ll see searing temperatures in March next year. So, whether you are battling with fine lines and wrinkles or hyperpigmentation, or you wish to prevent your skin being damaged further by the sun, here’s what you can do to brace yourself for another outing under the hot sun.
Read on further to find out the types of damages that can be caused by the sun’s UV ray, and the effectiveness of Pico Laser for sun damage repair.
Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause various types of damage to our skin. These damages include:
While staying out of the sun is the best way to avoid sun-damaged skin, it is almost impossible – and not wise – to do that. Don’t forget, you get Vitamin D from the sun. However, you can still take steps to limit your exposure to UV radiation or reverse the signs of photoaging through these 2 important steps.
On uncovered skin, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Apply sunscreen generously. Reapply every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or if you have to be outdoors mostly.
Of course, if you can, try to avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The sun’s strongest rays are between these hours, so if possible, schedule outdoor activities at other times. If you must be outside during midday, limit your sun exposure and seek shade whenever possible.
While sunscreen serves as a crucial tool in preventing sun damage to your skin, Pico Laser takes it a step laser by offering effective correction for sun-damaged skin.
Over the years, various treatments have been developed to address sun damage, with Pico Laser widely regarded as one of the most advanced and most reliable laser treatments currently available in the market that offers promising results.
Pico Laser can address various skin problems and imperfections. It can be used for hyperpigmentation, sun spots caused by sun damage, acne scars, skin inflammation and fine lines. Pico laser treatment uses an extreme precision laser that is targeted at the problematic areas of the skin that need treating, without heat.
And what does this mean? This means that you do not need to lay down or sit for hours for the treatment to be carried out, which can be uncomfortable.
Though the procedure is not painful, the laser’s impact on the skin is intense enough to shatter skin pigment problems that are then eliminated naturally by the body.
As the sun can cause considerable damage to the skin, it’s essential to take precautions by limiting sun exposure and incorporating tailored skincare solutions and treatments.
At Premier Clinic, our team of highly qualified and licensed professionals is here to support you in all of your skin health goals. Please contact us for further information: