Angelica Parra, MD. Aesthetic Medicine.
Being the skin the largest organ of the body, it must be under constant care, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Moisturizing and sun protection are the primary cares you must give it; however, if you suffered a prolonged sun exposure, especially during this past spring break, you should take extra care.
Sun exposure causes redness, tanning, and mistreats and dehydrates the skin. Even if you do not see the consequences immediately, all this contributes to skin cancer; therefore, all these preventive measures should be used.
Here are some recommendations to take care of your skin after sun exposure:
- You should stay hydrated, so you should consume about eight glasses of water daily. You should also include natural juices, vegetables, fruits.
- Apply moisturizers, especially if you were exposed to the sun for long hours, swimming pools, or places where water is treated with chlorine. Chlorine will alter the pH of your skin, so you should moisturize it even more. Otherwise, your skin will become dry, and you could have an allergic reaction.
- Never forget Vitamin C for your skin; this vitamin has antioxidant properties; therefore, it will prevent free radical damage, increase collagen production and improve unwanted pigmentation on your skin.
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Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology. She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.