Spending time outside, whether you choose to go for a run with a friend or play in the yard with the kids, is good for you. After all, exercise and fresh air are part of staying healthy. But it is important to remember long days in the sun can damage your skin, leading to an uneven tone, wrinkles, and rough patches.
To maintain a youthful appearance and revive sun damaged skin, shield your skin from harmful rays and use a combination of hydration and exfoliation to restore damaged areas.
Create a Barrier with High-Quality Products
To keep your skin healthy, use products that are kind to your skin. Some over-the-counter products contain irritants that strip your skin of natural oils, which can exacerbate damaged skin. You want high-quality products that provide broad spectrum sun protection while hydrating and repairing your skin.
Revive Sun Damaged Skin Through Exfoliation
Because exfoliation promotes growth of healthy skin cells, it is an important step in repairing skin. Exfoliation can lighten hyperpigmentation, encourage collagen production, and brighten dull, damaged skin.
A skincare expert can determine if a facial focusing on exfoliation or moisturizing is best to bring out your own youthful glow. In some situations, a microdermabrasion treatment is a path to an overall smooth look.
Wear Sunscreen Consistently
While reviving sun damaged skin is possible, taking care of your skin before damage starts is also key. Wear a high SPF sunscreen to prevent future harm and repair skin. Sunblock shields your skin from UV rays, allowing your skin to rejuvenate and heal.
And sunscreen should be worn year-round, not just during the summer months. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends sunscreen whenever you are outside.
Do you have questions about how to revive sun damaged skin? Connect with a skin expert at Face Reflections for a free skin care consultation. Schedule your appointment today.