The Sun and Photoaging

Oct 3rd 2010 at 8:31 PM

It takes just a few minutes of unprotected exposure to the sun every day, for only a few years, for noticeable damage to the the skin. Dermatologists term this as ‘Photoaging’. Photoaging is dependent on a person’s skin color and the degree of sun exposure. Fair skins with a history of long-term sun exposure demonstrate more signs of photoaging than darker skins. Photoaging takes place over years of repeated exposure till the skin reaches a stage where it is unable to repair itself. Continual ultraviolet (UV) exposure destroys collagen and inhibits the formation of new collagen. UV rays also assault the skin’s elastin impairing its ability to spring back to its original shape. Though not visibly apparent, Photoaging begins to take place below the skin surface years before it shows. With UV photography a person can see the extent of accumulated skin damage beneath the surface, years before signs begin to appear.

Photoaging can be halted at any stage using the right skincare products. To an extent the damage that lies hidden can be reversed. Med3 Dermaceuticals has a range of skincare products formulated to help with skin nourishment. These start with med|3 Illuminate and Hydrate Moisturizer which provides more than just sunscreen. Med3 Dermaceuticals has researched to formulate products to offer you protection from the sun and also revitalize and moisturize your skin. Med3’s products will soon be available in all the leading golf courses in the country. To learn more of their remarkable product range, please click on

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