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Reverse Sun Damage With This Effective Routine

Reverse Sun Damage With This Effective Routine

Who doesn't love a stroll under the warmth of the sun?! But what most people don’t consider is the harm that sun exposure can cause to the skin over time. Although sunlight is important to your health, especially the early morning sun when you go for a walk, or a jog. But did you know that premature aging is often caused by direct exposure to sunlight? The mighty sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays, which contribute to sun damage like sunburns, dry skin, and even wrinkles. 

It is important to know that several ways can reverse the damage caused by the sun. Here, read about them in detail. 

Ways to reverse sun damage:

Load your skin with antioxidants

Load your skin with antioxidants

Overexposure to the sun can trigger our body to release free radicals in the skin. These radicals, being unstable, react continuously with the skin cells leading to cellular damage and get in the way of collagen production, which then leads to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and other signs of premature aging of the skin. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and help in retaining a healthy and youthful complexion. Here is the list of some powerful antioxidants:

Vitamin C: Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and re-texturizes the skin's surface and helps in fading hyperpigmentation. Long-term use of Vitamin C also results in a noticeably brighter complexion. 

Niacinamide: It is one of the most powerful antioxidants that strengthens skin barrier function and enhances elasticity, which then results in improved skin texture and appearance. It blocks the melanin pigment from accumulating under the surface layers. It also fades hyperpigmentation, redness, and blotchiness of the skin. 

Vitamin E: It guards the skin against photodamage. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate the healing process of the skin. 

Retinol: Boosts the cellular turnover of the skin and stimulates collagen production. It abates wrinkles, pigmentation, and dark spots, and also helps in improving skin's texture. 

Ferulic acid: Inhibits the production of free radicals, which helps slow down the sun's UV rays' aging process. 

Green Tea: Reduces collagen breakdown, prevents UV damage and has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that alleviate skin inflammation and redness.

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliate regularly

The excess build-up of dead skin cells on the topmost layer can result in an irregular appearance (cause the skin to look wrinkled). Exfoliating regularly can rejuvenate and improve the skin's texture and appearance, making it soft and brighter. Depending on your skin type, you can either choose to use a chemical or a physical exfoliant.

Note: Chemical exfoliants are used for sensitive skin since they are more gentle and effective on the skin. 

Making exfoliating a regular part of your skincare regimen can help boost your skin’s cell growth and prevent the buildup of dead cells on the surface.

Keep your skin hydrated

UV rays from the sun and other environmental pollutants can rip off the natural moisture content of your skin. Make sure to properly hydrate your skin by applying hydrating topicals such as hyaluronic acid. It helps in providing a hydration boost to the skin, giving a dewy and plump look. Its long-term application can avert the premature aging of the skin. 

For this, we recommend HYDRATE from Slova Cosmetics. “Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and PollustopⓇ, Slova’s HYDRATE helps achieve plumper, firmer and hydrated skin and also shield it from environmental stressors.”


Use sunscreen

Be it a sunny, cloudy, or rainy day, sun rays can yet penetrate through your skin and cause harm. So what's important is to apply sunscreen daily. Try to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 and above, one hour before going out in the sun, and reapply every couple of hours after. Keep in mind that every skin tone and type is susceptible to sun damage. 

Use sunscreen

Summing up

Giving your skin ample sun protection is absolutely necessary. If you haven't started your sun protection regimen yet, then it is time to invest your time in it. If possible, minimize staying outdoors when the sun is at its highest. And for some reason, you cannot then try to stay in shade as much as you can.