How To Prevent Sun Damage Before It Happens

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Stuck with Sun Damage? Learn How To Restore Your Glow

Summer is approaching quickly, and we’re sure you’re as excited as we are. Think about your summer to-do list: going to the beach, camping, shopping, road trips, you name it.

With all that time you’ll be spending in the sun, it’s important to protect your skin. The sun may feel great, but it can damage your skin without taking proper precautions.

We know you want your skin to look and feel healthy. Read below to learn more about sun damage, including what to look for and how to prevent it before it strikes.

How Does The Sun Damage Your Skin?

Sunlight isn’t entirely a bad thing. It’s important to get some sunshine to produce vitamin D, for example.

However, there are plenty of risks attached to getting too much sunlight. The sun produces ultraviolet rays, also known as UV rays, that can damage skin. Specifically, UV rays can burn skin, accelerate aging, and even lead to skin cancer down the road.

That’s why taking proper care of your skin is important when it’s sunny out.

Take Daily Steps to Prevent Sun Damage

Use Sunscreen with a High SPF

Sunscreen won’t just stop you from getting a gnarly sunburn. It can prevent your skin from getting dry, red, and blotchy – and it can also save your life. Since sunscreen protects you from UV rays, wearing it every time you are exposed to the sun can dramatically reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

SPF stands for ‘Sun Protection Factor.’ It refers to how well the product can protect your skin from UV rays, with a higher SPF indicating more protection. For that reason, we recommend choosing a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or more.

Wear Protective Clothing

Sunscreen isn’t the only thing that can block UV rays from hitting your skin. Wearing a hat and sunglasses can provide shade to your skin and eyes – the skin around your eyes is particularly sensitive, so we can’t recommend this gear enough.

How Chrysalis Can Help

At Chrysalis Skin Clinic, our team of experts have plenty of effective treatments that feel great and keep your skin healthy even on the harshest summer days.

Cosmeceutical Grade Skincare

It’s hard to find the right skin care products. So much of what you see on drug store shelves seems to not do the trick: it’s watered down, it has confusing ingredients, and you may not like the side effects.

Have no fear – at Chrysalis Skin Clinic, we have advanced skin health products that are masterful at giving you a healthy glow.

The products you can get from us can help with anti-aging, pigmentation issues, skin quality, radiance, and so much more. These products can keep your skin healthy and active and protect against environmental factors that other products ignore. Contacts us to learn more!

Eliminate Sun Spots with Skin Health Peels

When you see a sun spot on your skin, don’t you just wish you could peel it right off? Here’s some good news: you totally can.

Our chemical peels kick off a process called cell turnover, which flushes out unhealthy skin cells and lets new ones flourish. As a result, your skin will be glowing and healthier than ever. Skin peels are perfect for skin that has accumulated sun damage. Contact us to learn more!

Your Sun & Skin Questions, Answered

What Do SPF Numbers Actually Mean?

Specifically, the number refers to the length of time it would take for your skin to burn compared to skin with no protection. In other words, skin treated with a sunscreen that has an SPF of 50 would take 50 times longer to burn than skin with no sunscreen.

How Do I Choose the Right Sunscreen?

SPF is the most important factor when choosing a sunscreen. Look carefully on the packaging, and see if there are any unique factors that could benefit or harm your skin.

It doesn’t matter if you get a fancy sunscreen or a drug store brand, or if you get a spray or a cream – what matters is that you apply it frequently throughout the day!

Does the Sun Bring Any Benefits to Me?

Yes! Specifically, the sun can help your body produce vitamin D, which helps you:

  • Develop strong, healthy bones

  • Keep a healthy level of calcium

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Maintain a strong immune system

Some research shows that exposure to the sun is linked to lower blood pressure and can protect the body against other diseases.

It also feels great to be in the sun – and that’s more than enough of a reason to get outside! Instead of avoiding the sun altogether, we recommend enjoying it while it lasts, and protecting your skin while you do it.


The sun may threaten to bring negative effects to your skin, but don’t worry. With the proper protection, you’ll be able to spend hours enjoying the sun’s glow.

Contact Chrysalis Skin Clinic today if you’re curious about our anti-sun damage treatments.

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