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Does sun exposure really cause wrinkles?

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We all know that sun isn’t good for your skin, but how bad is it?  This photo of a set of twins gives a dramatic impression of how severe the sun can be.  One twin was a sun worshipper while the other stayed out of the sun and was diligent with her sunscreen.  Can you tell which is the sun worshipper?

It is never too late to begin a skin care regimen that starts with sunblock, every day.  A broad-spectrum product (both UV-A and UV-B) with an SPF of 30 or greater is ideal.  Physical blocks that use zinc oxide or titanium oxide are excellent.  Products with oxybenzone should be avoided as it has been linked to free radical damage which may promote skin cancer.

At Allure Medical Spa we can suggest some excellent medical-grade skin care products.  You’ll need them to protect yourself from the Michigan sun!  A sunblock with a tinted cream will help you avoid the pasty look.

If you are looking to reverse the sun damage and brown spots from the summer months, consider a laser resurfacing procedure such as Fraxel or ActiveFX.

(thanks to Dr. Martin Braun of Vancouver Laser for the link to this amazing photo)