The sun shines in Las Vegas over 85 percent of the year making this the ideal place to enjoy the warmth of the sun. Because the sun shines so much, there is also an increased chance of skin damage caused by the harmful rays of the sun. Make sure you protect your skin this summer from the Las Vegas sun!

How the Las Vegas Sun Damages Your Skin

The rays of the sun are made up of ultraviolet rays, infrared and light. Of these three, the one that can cause the most harm to your skin and face is ultraviolet rays (UV). The UV lights penetrate the skin barriers and damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. Elastins are the fibers and material that keep your skin pliable, allowing it to snap back into place.

When the UV light breaks down the elastin, your skin can begin to sag and droop. This can lead to bags under your eyes and wrinkles forming on and around the face. Prolonged exposure to the sun without the proper protection can also lead to increased amount of freckles and discoloration of the skin.

Ways to Prevent Sun Damage in Las Vegas

The best ways to stop sun damage is to prevent it before it even occurs. Kids 18 years and younger are the most vulnerable to the sun as they will spend the most time exposed. It is important to teach your kids at a young age the importance of protecting your skin from the sun with these tips:

  • Always remember to apply a sunblock that is at least 30 SPF 20 minutes before going outside.
  • The skin around your eyes is thin and particularly prone to UV exposure. Protect them by utilizing UV-blocking sunglasses as well as sunscreen around that area.
  • Moisturize your lips every hour with a lip protection balm. This will help reduce the number of wrinkles that can form around your mouth.
  • Reapply your sunscreen every couple of hours, more if you are sweating or swimming if you are going to be in the sun for long periods of time.

When it comes to wrinkles, Las Vegas Med Spa has top of the line creams and fillers to minimize and erase fine and hard lines.

Visit Las Vegas Med Spa to Get Rid of Signs of Sun Damage

With the use of Botox and injectable treatments, we can fill in the lines around your face, giving you a more youthful and healthy look. The Las Vegas sun is harsh, but with IPL Photofacial, you will maintain your natural look while reversing any signs of sun damage. Get youthful-looking skin with Las Vegas Med Spa.