Killer Tan or LifeLong Wrinkles?

by Geneva

An article about tanning in Miami and how to protect your skin from sun damage….

Miami and South Florida are no doubt among the most sought after destinations for a spring break, long weekend, or family vacations.  People come from all over the USA and abroad to bask in the hot sun and take in the tropical climate.  While some people have set goals and hours they like to suntan, others just do it to show their friends and family back home that they actually went somewhere worth mentioning.  They feel the color on their faces will make them look healthier when compared to the pale skin of the rest of their acquaintances.  While tanning in general is a likable pastime many people cherish, it also comes with some long-term side effects:  wrinkles and other sun damage that is not correctable.

Facial and skin wrinkles are both influenced heavily by the sun.  The sun is the number one cause of wrinkles.   Prolonged exposure to the sun has been shown to not only create skin wrinkles, but it also makes them deeper and more visible.  The best way to prevent wrinkles is to avoid the sun entirely, but since that is all but impossible for most of us, it is highly suggested that you apply plenty of sunblock.   Of course, re-apply it as often as possible for best results.

Think about what you will look like in 50 years each time you apply a tanning accelerator.  While the “killer tan” will look cool for a day or two if you do it right, your long-term prognosis is simple:  wrinkles, and plenty of them.  Skin wrinkles may be impossible to prevent entirely, but with the right game plan and skin care regimen, they can be kept at bay.  Skin wrinkles can be covered up by cosmetic surgeries and even some of the best anti aging creams out there, but they don’t make them go away. Only you can take steps to prevent wrinkles, and if you keep up to date on the latest advice, you can rest assured you will not experience severe wrinkles.

If you live in Miami or any other area where the sun shines constantly, you probably want to see a dermatologist.  There is a big push for people to see a dermatologist as much as say, a dentist, with the thought being that your skin is something as delicate as your teeth, and it needs to be cared for early and often.  A dermatologist can also help you find the right Spf factor for any sunblock you wish to use.