Three Surefire Solutions to Rescue Your Skin From Sun Damage

Many of our clients at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics have a love-hate relationship with the sun. There’s nothing lovelier than a bronze glow after a weekend spent by the sea. Yet, the long-term effects of prolonged sun exposure from age spots to crow’s feet to leathery skin texture are nothing to look forward to.

  • Avoid further damage through protective measures like constant application of sunscreen and by wearing protective clothing. At our practice, we always remind clients that there is no such thing as a safe tan. In fact, the damaging UV radiation can still wreak havoc on your skin on a cloudy day! Apply sunscreen liberally (this is crucial!) and make sure to follow label instructions on reapplication.
  • Give laser skin resurfacing treatments a try. Laser treatments can either be ablative or non-ablative. The latter improves sun-damaged skin without damaging the epidermis (superficial layer). Our Mentor clinic offers various types of laser treatments for lightening brown spots and improving poor skin texture.
  • Repair sun-damaged skin from within! As the largest organ in the body, the skin reflects what you eat. A diet of mostly whole foods rather than highly processed foods will aid your skin in recovering quickly from the damaging effects of prolonged sun exposure. Skin-nourishing foods include avocados, oily fish, flaxseed oil, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and papayas.

For more information on laser skin resurfacing treatments for sun-damaged skin, we’d love to hear from you! Call us at 440.639.3223 to schedule an appointment.