We can't hide from sun exposure
Updated January, 2020
Sun exposure is inevitable- from simply stepping outside of your home to basking under the sun at the beach. Regardless of the degree of your encounter with the UV rays, it is important to note that your skin is susceptible to sun damage. In fact, it is the number one cause of premature wrinkling and signs of aging. On the bright side (no pun intended), there are ways to prevent and combat sun-damaged skin. Continue reading to discover how to stop solar damage in its tracks.
Top Tips to Prevent Sun Damaged Skin
1. For daytime, layer a vitamin C serum underneath a moisturizer with a built-in broad-spectrum sunscreen. Broad spectrum means it protects against both UVA & UVB rays. A vitamin C serum enhances sunscreen because it's an antioxidant that helps fight free radical damage (such as from the sun).
2. Use at-home skin care products that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids- especially Glycolic and Lactic Acid. Glycolic is a superstar ingredient that helps repair leathery, sun damaged skin since it has re-texturizing properties, while Lactic Acid helps lighten discolorated skin due to the sun. You may also opt to invest in getting a professional chemical peel in Glycolic or Lactic Acid at your local reputable spa or salon.
3. Invest in at-home professional-grade skin care tools such as Microdermabrasion. It's a powerful tool that offers a higher level of exfoliation to help salvage sun damaged-skin to polish and resurface the skin, helping to deliver a re-texturized, smoother complexion. Trophy Skin offers professional-grade at-home microdermabrasion devices that effectively exfoliate the skin to help your fight against sun damaged skin. They offer a range of microderm devices from standard to travel-sized for your convenience and the prices are very reasonable and will actually save you a lot of money compared to a series of microdermabrasion treatments at a spa or salon.
Remember to put these tips into practice all year round- not just during the summer months. By doing so, you will preserve your skin and dramatically slow down the aging process.
Post updated for 2019.