Latest Articles About Sun Damage
What Is Sunburn?
Sunburn is skin (living tissue) that has been damaged by prolonged exposure to UV rays without adequate protection. You can get burnt from UV rays from the sun and from artificial tanning booths. The Phenomenon behind the Burn Living tissue is susceptible to damage from UV rays from the sun. When th ...
When to See a Dermatologist about Sun Damage
Sun damage is a very serious issue that must be addressed by every individual. Sun damage can discolor skin and even cause skin cancer, making it imperative that individuals care for and protect their skin against harsh sunlight. While preventing sun exposure and potential damage is possible, it doe ...
What is Sun Damage?
Overexposure to the sun's harmful rays may lead to sun damaged skin in some patients. There are several possible symptoms of sun damage spanning from cosmetic blemishes to more serious conditions like skin cancer. Treatment for sun damaged skin depends on which symptoms are present. What Causes Sun ...
What is Melasma?
Most patients who are suffering from melasma are pregnant women. In fact, the condition is so common during pregnancy that it has been dubbed the 'mask of pregnancy' by some. However, others may also be affected by melasma, including men. Understanding melasma and the risk factors that may make the ...
What are Sun Spots?
Sun spots may also be called age spots, liver spots, lentigos or lentigines. They are flat, brown or tan marks on the skin that are most common in sun exposed areas of the body such as the face, neck, chest, arms or the back of the hands. They are caused by exposure to the sun and are more common as
Understanding Sunburns: SPF, UVA, UVB
Sunburns are a consequence of prolonged sun exposure and can cause a lot of discomfort. In order to avoid sunburns, it is essential to use sun protector creams or lotions. Knowing a few basics about these products can help you make an informed decision when purchasing sun screen products. UVA, or Ul ...
Types of Sun Damage: Sunburn
As you take to a more outdoorsy lifestyle unprotected from the sun’s rays, the risk of sun damage to your skin also rises. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun causes an acute inflammation of the skin that is more commonly known as sunburn. Sunburn is actually a superficia ...
Types of Sun Damage: Atypical Moles
As you continue to go outside unprotected from the sun’s rays, the risk of sun damage to your skin rises. Moles, or nevi, are one of the signs of sun damage to the skin. They are composed of specialized skin cells, called melanocytes, which produce and store the dark pigment melanin. Melanocytes a ...
Types of Sun Damage: Actinic Cheilitis
Actinic cheilitis is caused by excessive sun exposure to the lips. It usually affects the bottom lip and is often precancerous. Actinic cheilitis is most commonly seen in older males, usually over the age of 50, and often farmers who spend all day in the hot sun. Fair-skinned individuals are also at
Treatments for Sunburn
Once you get a sunburn, there is little you can do except treat the symptoms. The main symptoms are pain, red inflamed skin, possible blisters, body aches and sometimes a headache. Once you have a sunburn, the damage is done; there is no reversal of the effects, instant cure or quick fix. Over-the-C ...