There is a lot of beauty under the sun; however, there is also a lot of skin damage that can be caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Are you a victim of the sun’s rays? If so, you might not even know. Some of the most common symptoms of skin damage from the sun include acne, freckles, wrinkles, and cancer.

You may have noticed some skin damage or you might have opted for some sun damage options as advised by your doctor. Overall, IQ Natural’s Alpha Hydroxy Damage Reduction Kit may go a long way into salvaging your skin after sun damage.

So…What are the side effects of sun damage?

Sunburn - Among the effects of sun damage is sunburn. Have you ever noticed a blistering appearance on your skin which causes it to be red and a peeling? These are the most obvious symptoms of sunburn, and naturally, they result from the UV rays of the sun. Sunburn is a temporary effect; however, sunburn can lead to prolonged skin damage and make the skin prone to skin cancer. IQ Natural Cranberry & Blueberry Antioxidant Scrub gets rid of dead skin cells and helps your real skin shine through.

Premature Aging - Premature aging is another side effect of the UV rays that causes your skin to appear older. Imagine your skin looking dry, wrinkled and saggy due to prolonged or repeated sunbathing. IQ Natural Glycolic Acid Peel Kit can help you rejuvenate your skin. Glycolic acid is perhaps the best-known of a group of natural ingredients called fruit acids or alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). It is derived from sugar cane, so it is considered a natural product. Glycolic Acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the 'glue' which holds dead skin to the surface. As this dead skin is chemically burned off, the other ingredients carry the individual flakes away and a water rinse neutralizes the remaining acid. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance.

 Skin Cancer - A more terrible effect of the sun is skin cancer. It is a very common occurrence with too much exposure to UV rays. UV rays, in this case, damage the DNA and can cause the mutation of skin cells into cancer. It is best to see your doctor at regular intervals if you are constantly exposed to the sun.

Heat Exhaustion – After being in the sun for a long time, have you ever had that sickly headache and sweating. I know – you have been in the sun right? But, pay attention - your body might be trying to tell you that you are dehydrated. This is not the random sweaty feeling you get in the sun that you can just brush off. If it is not taken care of, heat stroke can escalate into a trip to the hospital.

So – What should you do?

You may need to start being extra careful as you keep track on your time spent in the sun and the condition of your skin. Conditions such as skin cancer and heatstroke are in fact fatal. Keep your skin protected from the dangers of UV rays with a good sunscreen and reconditioning treatments after sun exposure.