As a result, the skin becomes loose and sagging, and wrinkles appear on them. Sunspots, freckles, skin discoloration, rough, and dry skin are the other symptoms of sun burnt skin. Usually, these symptoms are not visible immediately. They become noticeable only after some time.
Skin Care for Sun Burn
There are various techniques suggested by dermatologists for treating sun burnt skin. A few of the popular methods are as follows:
Here, certain chemicals are applied on the skin which reacts with its top layers and burn them. It is then replaced by a new soft, smooth, and firm skin. Regular use of chemical peels can bring about significant improvement in the skin condition.
In this method, the top layer of the damaged skin is exfoliated using small crystals and a new layers of skin appears on the treated area. Just one session is not enough to achieve the desired effect, and it has to be repeated a number of times. Make sure microdermabrasion is carried out by a qualified professional only.
This is an effective treatment even for a severely damaged skin. For this, laser light is used to get rid of the wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots, etc. Another advantage of laser therapy is that it promotes collagen production which in turn make the skin look much younger after the treatment.
Many people consider that the best treatment is by natural means. This is because they are less expensive and do not require frequent visits to a dermatologist's clinic. Here are a few ways to repair the skin naturally
The skin should be thoroughly moisturized with a good quality skin moisturizer to restore its natural soft, supple, and healthy texture. This should be done at least twice a day for best results.
You must try to avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Prior to stepping out in the sun, application of sunscreen lotion with SPF value of at least 15 is essential to prevent sunburn.
The entire body should be properly covered with long-sleeved clothes. With these kinds of preventive measures, it is likely that you will face lesser problem due to sun damaged skin when you grow old.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.