Daily Archives: July 20, 2015


Photodamage and Photoaging

What are Photodamage and Photoaging? Photodamage is damage to skin or DNA caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Similarly, photoaging is the damage done to the skin from a lifetime of prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation. They’re essentially interchangeable terms. I’ll use the term photodamage from now on. Ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) comes from the sun and wreaks havoc on our skin. Photodamage can manifest itself on the skin in  many ways. Dermatologists call photodamage any signs of aging caused by the sun’s rays. This can range from wrinkles and leathery texture to the development of both malignant and benign […]