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How The Sun Damages Your Skin

How The Sun Damages Your Skin

There may have been a point in your life where you spent hours in the sun, using tanning oils instead of SPF. These habits may have caused you to have fine lines, wrinkles and/or discoloration.

What are the three main ways the sun destroys your skin?



The sun’s rays contribute to premature aging. An estimated 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun, that’s because the suns UV rays damage the elastin fibers in our skin, causing sagging, stretching, and overall loss of elasticity in our skin.


Uneven Skintone

Too much sun also causes pigmentation of the skin. Some areas of the skin appear darker, while others look lighter. Melasma can also form from excessive sun exposure, which results in tan or brown patches on various areas of the face.


Age Spots & Freckles

Age spots, which consist of brown or gray spots, are the result of sun exposure, which is why they appear on areas that get a lot of sun exposure, such as the face, hands, and chest. 


Prevention is key 🔑 

Always wear SPF! We have a great selection in store and online that will fit anyone’s skin type! Using an antioxidant serum will also help prevent sun damage. 




If you already have sun damaged skin, don’t worry! We can help with:


Personalized Skincare Regimen

Using a vitamin C serum, a brightening serum & more can help brighten and protect your skin! Come visit us for a free skin consultation so we can curate a personalized skincare regimen for you! You can now also receive a FREE virtual consultation here.



Clear + Brilliant Laser rejuvenates sun-damaged skin from the inside out using a non-invasive fractional laser. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. The result? Smoother, softer and youthful-looking skin – and most importantly, reduced sun damage.


Come to CJ Laser to rejuvenate your sun damaged skin ✨


Want to learn more about Clear + Brilliant and Skincare? Schedule a free consultation today 

Call (212) 601-2889


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