4 Tips to Reverse Sun Damage

4 Tips to Reverse Sun Damage

Every season can impact your skin differently. The summer's heat means more sweating, oilier skin, facial redness and skin irritations. While we all love the sun, warm days and nights and the great amount of time outdoors, the sun's harmful rays can be a major factor in aging skin. 

We don't always realize or remember the damage that the sun can do to our skin, Not to worry though, you can reverse sun damage if you start taking care of your skin as soon as possible with these few simple steps. Let’s take a closer look at what you can do to treat and protect your skin from the sun's summer rays.

1. Keep sun damage from getting worse. Before you look for improvement, it’s important to keep the problem from getting any worse. Wear broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen and reapply every few hours. Choose an SPF that’s at least 30 or higher especially for the face. Apply sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days. Wear a hat and sunglasses and try and stay out of the sun during peak mid-day hours. 

2. Exfoliate weekly. Now make sure that you’re putting your best face forward by exfoliating at least once per week. Choose a gentle exfoliating face wash to apply each week. This can help reduce the increased oil on your skin and remove dirt that may be clogging your pores causing acne and irritated skin. 

3. Reduce dark spots. Whether you call them liver spots, dark spots, or age spots, they’re often a sign of previous sun damage to the skin. Dark spots tend to appear on parts of the body that are most exposed to sunlight mainly found on the face and hands. As soon as you notice these dark spots appearing, apply a skincare treatment that will lighten and brighten the skin. Try Zax’s Original Darkspot Cream to naturally lighten brown spots on your skin.

4. Visit a dermatologist. If medispa treatments is your thing, cosmetic peels or professional laser treatments can be used in addition to skincare creams to remove skin blotchiness and discolouration.  There are many treatments dermatologist can do that can reduce the effects of sun damage on your skin. Just make sure you find out all the costs and side effects of these treatments. 

Updated (Original 2020)

Alyssa Rolnick is the Co-Founder of Zax’s Original Products, Registered Dietitian and Mother of 3 active kids.

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