If you’ve spent too much time in the sun and now have photodamage, you’re not alone. Excessive UV damage causes dryness, brown spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, blotches and dullness. Heat from the sun, especially with excessive exposure over time, depletes the skin and dries out unprotected cells. Not only does sun exposure cause visible changes in the skin, it also results in long-term damage to the skin’s structure.

What does sun damage look like?

Sun damage shows up in a variety of ways, including dehydration, brown spots, premature wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dullness. The skin gradually loses moisture over time, making it appear dry and flakey. Brown spots, blotches and hyperpigmentation happen because UV rays speed up the formation of melanin in the skin, causing its pigment to darken. Premature fine lines and wrinkles can also be due to sun damage. Fine lines, especially in people with fair skin, become visible when UV rays reach unprotected areas and promote the formation of free radicals, damaging the elastin fibers in the skin and contributing to wrinkle formation.

What products should I use to repair sun damage?

Use products formulated with a dual-approach - prevention and correction. Glycolic acid is especially helpful. It exfoliates dull cells and encourages cell turnover to reveal brighter, smoother, and glowing skin. Try Perfect Glycolic Cleanser and Perfect Glycolic Treatment 15% or 25%. Every morning use a moisturizer with both hyaluronic acid and SPF to prevent future sun damage and maintain hydration. AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+ is formulated with hyaluronic and lactic acids as well as vitamins E and B5 for advanced anti-aging benefits. In the evening, use a gentle moisturizer to help repair your skin as you sleep. PM Anti-Aging Moisturizer contains anti-aging peptides, Kojic acid, vitamins C and E and CoQ10. Together, these active ingredients work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote clarity and brightness. 

Shop Revercel’s Repair Kit today to prevent and correct the effects of sun exposure. - included are Perfect Glycolic Cleanser, Perfect Glycolic Treatment 15%, AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+ and PM Anti-Aging Moisturizer. Remember, when you purchase the Kit, the price is 15% Off what the products would cost if purchased separately. Don’t miss out!

We hope these tips and product recommendations set you up for success on your path to correcting sun-damaged skin. Additional questions or comments? Leave us a comment on Facebook or Instagram.