How Does The Sun Cause Aging Of The Skin (Photoaging) | Shinagawa Blog

How Does The Sun Cause Aging Of The Skin (Photoaging)

We’ve all heard how overexposure to the sun can enhance aging in our skin, but how, exactly does it happen? How does the sun cause aging of the skin (photoaging)?

Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages certain fibers in the skin called elastin.

The breakdown of elastin fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching.

The skin also bruises and tears more easily and takes longer to heal. So while sun damage may not show when you’re young, it will later in life.

Nothing can completely undo sun damage, although the skin can sometimes repair itself. It’s never too late to begin protecting yourself from the sun. You can delay changes associated with aging by staying out of the sun. When you do go out, using sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher can protect your skin.

In addition, re-applying sunscreen every two hours or sooner if you get wet or sweat heavily will make an even bigger difference.

If you’re noticing some signs of aging skin, you can have it checked so it can be taken care of. We can help you and your skin age gracefully.

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