We all have a little bit of sun damage. If you’ve ever been out in the sun for any length of time, those UV rays have made their mark on your skin!
That said, there’s a big difference between a light tan or a few freckles and serious sun damage.
Some sun is good for you, but too much can lead to serious burns, sun poisoning, premature aging, and skin cancer.
Everyone should know the signs and symptoms of sun damage so that you can identify signs in your own body. With a little bit of work, lots of the damage caused by the sun can be healed and repaired.
Taking good care of sun-damaged areas of your skin can make a huge difference. It can clue you into early signs of problems to come, like irregular moles that might indicate skin cancer.
It can also help improve the health of your skin and keep it young and strong for longer.
Scroll down to learn how to identify the signs of skin damage, then be sure to make an appointment with your dermatologist to check thatyou’re in tip-top shape!
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Sun Damage Sign #1: Age Spots
Sun Damage Sign #2: Wrinkles
Sun Damage Sign #3: Chapped Lips
Sun Damage Sign #4: Dry, Faded Hair
Sun Damage Sign #5: Reddish-Brown Patches
Sun Damage Sign #6: “Surfers Eye” And Cataracts
Sun Damage Sign #7: Sagging Neck
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