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Health Tip: Help Sun-Damaged Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Sun damage can lead to tough, leather-like skin, wrinkles and dark brown spots.

The Skin Cancer Foundation offers these suggestions to help the health and appearance of sun-damaged skin:

  • Protect skin by applying daily sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, to prevent additional damage.

  • Remove dead skin cells from (exfoliate) your skin with a loofah, alpha hydroxy acid cleanser, gentle scrub or at-home microdermabrasion kit.

  • Hydrate skin with a thick, rich moisturizer.

  • See a dermatologist about other options to treat sun damage.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 9/5/2013
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