Skin photoaging

Written by: Dr. Miguel Sánchez Viera
Published: | Updated: 10/10/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

After a first part about skin cancer, the most frequent cancer among the population; the cabins of grape rays, acne and photoepilation are some of the causes that cause the photoaging of the skin.


Artificial UVA rays

Far from what many people think, sunbathing artificially inside a UVA booth is also harmful to the skin and therefore increases the chances of developing skin cancer. This occurs as a result of the harmful effect of UVA rays on the defenses.

UVA rays are an artificial and concentrated way of exposing us to one of the fractions of the radiation that the sun emits that is dangerous to our skin.

Years ago, it was thought that UVA rays produced only tanning and had less relation to skin cancer than UVB rays. However, it has long been known that UVA and, above all, its application in a continuous manner have a very direct incidence on the appearance of skin cancer and, in addition, decrease the defenses of the skin against tumors .


Acne and allergies

The sun has an anti-inflammatory effect on skin lesions such as acne. This effect is transient, since it does not affect the origin or main cause of acne and over time the acne returns to sprout. For this reason, it is common that during the summer people suffering from this disease appreciate an improvement that is often followed, after the summer, a regrowth or recrudescence.

So small doses of vitamin D in people with acne or suffering from certain allergies produce some benefits. In these cases, we must be especially careful with the hours we are under the sun, it should always be done progressively and we must never forget to use photoresists.


Other skin care

The basic care to avoid or recover the photo-aging of the skin happens never to forget the hydration and the photoprotection. As a complement, never as a substitution, you can resort to nutricosmetics rich in carotenoids and lycopene that also promotes topical rejuvenation. At the peak of treatments such as photoepilation and deep peels, the medical recommendation is not to perform them as they produce a sensitization of the outer layers of the skin making them more vulnerable to sunlight.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Miguel Sánchez Viera

Renowned dermatologist international recognition in the areas of skin, hair loss and facial aesthetic cancer. Formed in several universities in Spain and the United States has pursued his activity in different public and private hospitals and currently is the director of the Institute of Integral Dermatology Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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