Remember how people used to tell you to go out of the house every once in a while because sunlight is good for your health? Do you ever wonder if it is still applicable nowadays given the adverse effects of the ultraviolet rays? Well, to some extent, it is still true that with adequate exposure to the sun, your body can still synthesize vitamin D, which is a fat-soluble that helps prevents osteomalacia (softening of the bones). However, being constantly under the sun for prolonged periods can do a lot of damage. In fact, it can even lead to further complications, which include the following:
Polymorphic light eruption – More popularly known as rashes, it is a common condition that causes burning and itching sensations on the dermis. This is caused by too much exposure to UV radiation.
Chronic actinic dermatitis – This is a result to photosensitivity, which affects elderly males more often than women. It manifests in the form of inflamed and itchy patches on the skin, and sometimes with scales and pimples.
Solar elastosis – Too much exposure to the sun damages the collagen, which then increases the production of elastin. As a result, the skin sags and forms furrows.
Sun scars – This is what happens when the sweat and oil glands are affected by the UV rays. Since they are not able to function properly, the dermis loses moisture, causing it to be dry and scaly.
If you think you have sun-damaged skin, it is best to treat it immediately to prevent it from getting worse. With this in mind, visit The Laser Clinic today so we can advise you on the treatment that best suits your needs.