Effects of the sun on our skin

Written by: Dra. Maria José Maroto
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez


The Dra. Maroto is dedicated to Medicine since 1990, combining Aesthetic Medicine with Homeopathic Medicine. She is an expert in integrative aesthetic medicine, antiaging, facial, corporal and capillary medicine, dermocosmetics and pre and menopause treatments.. In 2014 he received the Professional Excellence Award by the Institute for Professional Excellence. In this article the doctor explains how to treat the effects of the sun on our face.



Aging is a natural process that manifests itself in our body in different ways. One of the most outstanding is the aging of the skin, especially the skin of the face. Even though this is something we can not fight against, we can look for ways to preserve the healthy, young and natural aspect.


Factors that contribute to facial aging

There are several factors that contribute to facial aging, affecting the appearance of the skin. Some of these factors are genetics, diseases, bad eating habits, not caring for the face or the abuse of smoking and alcohol. This type of factors that cause is an acceleration of the aging process, leading to its symptoms appear earlier.


Our skin defends itself from ultraviolet rays by darkening the tone


Another factor that contributes to facial aging and that is being given great importance, is the sun. Our skin defends itself from the ultraviolet rays darkening the tone, which we interpret as catching color. When the body makes melanin, what happens is that the skin becomes thinner and reduces its elasticity, causing the appearance of wrinkles and volumes, as well as spots on the face.


Negative effects of the sun

Experts have commented on many occasions that the skin has memory, so the negative effects of sunbathing do not appear when we are young. This causes damage to be increased year after year due to exposure. The most common is that it begins to become visible after 30 years, although depending on the case will be manifested sooner or later.


Another danger that involves sunbathing is the appearance of a melanoma, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.


How to heal facial skin after summer

At the end of summer the skin of the face is damaged by ultraviolet rays , so it is very important to perform care to repair it. The treatment is important, because if the damage is allowed to accumulate over the years, the recovery will be much more complicated. To treat the aging of facial skin can be performed:


  • Soft and moisturizing peelings : those that revitalize the skin, providing luminosity, hydration and making the skin smoother. One of the direct consequences of sunbathing is to lose the smoothness of the face, for which this treatment is important.
  • Facial vitamins: one of the most effective methods to treat facial skin with vitamins are microinjections. These are very thin gauge that are made at the subdermal level, so they are usually painless. With these vitamins rehydration of the skin is achieved, as well as revitalizing it deeply.
  • Platelet factors (PRP) session: this treatment is 100% compatible with the patient, since it consists in obtaining a sample of his blood to obtain the plasma. This results in a facial rejuvenation and biostimulation, which causes a regeneration from inside the face and is reflected on the outside.


Performing these treatments after the summer will eliminate sun damage, helping the face stay young and avoiding having to undergo intrusive treatments in the future.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Maria José Maroto
Aesthetic Medicine

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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