How To Prevent & Correct Sun Damage
How To Prevent & Correct Sun Damage
Whether you have dark spots, fine lines or dullness from time spent in the sun or are looking for ways to prevent future sun-damage, it’s essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Spending prolonged time in the sun can be tempting in order to get that deep tan. But, over time, you’ll not only accelerate skin aging, you’ll also predispose your skin to develop skin cancer. The good news is that we’re here to give you our best advice on how to prevent & correct that damage.
Use a daily SPF
You’ve likely heard this advice time and time again. It’s true - a year-round, daily SPF of at least 30 is essential to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays and prevent signs of aging. Even if you don’t spend prolonged periods of time in the sun, it’s important to use a daily moisturizer with sunscreen or a separate high SPF sunscreen. Sun damage can occur from simple daily tasks such as driving, sitting in front of a window or simply walking from your car into the grocery store. Try out AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+, Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 50 or Triple Duty Plus SPF 35+, a tinted moisturizer containing a high SPF with a sheer tint and an advanced anti-aging complex.
Avoid tanning beds and prolonged periods of time in the sun
Avoid spending excessive time in the sun. Especially during Spring and Summer, this can be challenging as so many of our favorite activities take place outside. Make it a point to wear sunscreen and a hat and break up your time in the sun by finding a shaded area periodically. And of course, never use a tanning bed.
Wear sun-protective clothing and accessories
Always wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and even sun-protective clothing to guard your face and body from UV damage. The skin around your eyes is very delicate and especially susceptible to developing fine lines and wrinkles. Wearing protective gear on your head, especially during Spring and Summer, will help to protect against dullness, age spots and fine wrinkling.
Try a retinol treatment
Because it’s a derivative of vitamin A, products containing retinol increase cell turnover and promote collagen production. Try including a retinol product in your Spring skin care routine such as Eye Perfection Serum with Retinol to encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells. You’ll notice improvements in hyperpigmentation, dullness and fine lines.
Incorporate vitamin C into your daily routine
Vitamin C inhibits melanin production, thereby reducing the appearance of dark spots caused by sun exposure. Incorporate a vitamin C serum such as CE Serum into your Spring routine to even skin tone and promote radiance. Vitamin C also encourages healthy cell turnover to reveal more youthful skin free of dullness and uneven texture.
Use a gentle exfoliator this Spring to remove dead skin cells and stimulate growth of new healthy ones! Healthy skin is all about cell turnover. Exfoliation encourages collagen renewal and lightens + brightens your complexion. You’ll also notice a smooth texture and more even tone. Try Green Enzyme Peel for a gentle exfoliator that will unclog pores and remove dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin.
Always consult your dermatologist for professional advice and, remember, sun damage prevention is an ongoing process. Incorporating these healthy habits will promote the long-term health and youthful appearance of your skin. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram if you have additional questions about our products.