We now know for more than a few decades that the main enemy of skin aging and wrinkles is the sun and we also know that the reason for that is ultraviolet rays, which can be very damaging to our skin (especially during prolonged midday hours in the sun). So damaging in fact that it can cause cancer of the skin, also called Melanoma

At the moment that melanocytes (cells responsible for making you tan) degenerate uncontrollably, they can cause melanoma. If you are not constantly protected, especially during the midday hours when the sun is more intense, it can cause Melanoma but it can also cause other skin conditions.

We compiled a list of the most common skin conditions that ultraviolet rays cause, increase or worsen in order to pay more attention to your skin’s health.

1) Dermatitis

Characterized by dry skin, dermatitis or otherwise known as skin inflammation, is aggravated by prolonged sunlight. Ultraviolet rays increase dehydration of the skin, provoking a great sense of drying the skin. Hydration is important, either by drinking plenty of water or liquids and by using a good moisturizing cream. This can prevent a major deterioration of the disease.

2) Melasma

Caused by hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, it may become acute in summer due to exposure to the sun. These are some unhealthy highlighted spots that can appear in the most subtle areas of the chest and also face. But it is not necessary to give up from the sun’s rays, for this reason, it is enough to keep it safe and properly protected, maybe with a sunscreen.

3) Freckles

Skin rashes, which depend simply on a larger local concentration of melanocytes, become even more apparent when exposed to the sun. Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin and the long exposure to the sun’s rays makes them more intense and grow dramatically.

4) Lips’ herpes (Cold Sores)

Exposure to the sun exacerbates the infection caused by simplex herpes, which appears with annoying and ugly bubbles on the lips. Among the hypotheses that justify this worsening of herpes is excessive exposure to UV rays, which reduces the immune system and stimulates the occurrence and spread of herpes.


Telangiectasias is the dilation of small blood vessels which often affect white-skinned individuals who have long-term sun damage so if you’re white better put that sunscreen on if you start seeing