You may think that you are already a guru in protecting your skin from the harsh effects of the sun’s UV rays since you have been loving it with daily lathering of sunscreen lotion and even your cosmetics have sunscreen in it. So definitely you feel like sun damage is something you do not have to worry about.
But the truth is you still may have some sun damage left in you. Wondering how this is possible? Well, back in your youth and most especially your childhood years, you may have been exposing yourself under the sun without lathering on sun protection. You probably were just like other kids who run outdoors escaping from your mother as she tries putting on sunscreen lotion on you.
The sad truth is sun damage penetrates deep into the skin. The sun’s UV rays destroys and changes the DNA of your skin cells which result to fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and the bad news, skin cancer. The good news is you can actually reverse sun damage. There is indeed light (without UV) at the end of the tunnel.
It is great that you are already protecting your skin from further sun damage. Sticking to your sun protection routine daily will not just prevent additional damage but at some degree you are also reversing the damage your skin have had in the past. But for a great skin recovery, here are steps on how you can reverse sun damage.
- Exfoliate – u can choose to make your own exfoliant or you can buy a chemical exfoliant sold in the market. Remember to look for glycolic acid in the ingredient and pick out the exfoliant with at least a 5 to 8 percent concentration of the acid. Glycolic acid effectively dissolves and removes stubborn layers of dead skin cells that have clumped together through the years!
- Stick to Your Daily Sun Protection Routine – Stick to your routine of lathering on sunscreen lotion before heading outdoors. Remember to reapply after 2 hours or even earlier if you have been sweating a lot or if you are under the heat of the sun. Best to pick out a broad spectrum sunscreen lotion or one that has both UVA and UVB protection and with an SPF 15 or higher.
- Love Your Skin with Moroccan Argan Oil – You should include the Moroccan Argan oil in your everyday beauty regimen. Wondering why? This oil actually contains tons of ingredients that keeps the skin protected from the harsh effects of free radicals such as the sun’s UV rays. The oil is packed with antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Polyphenols, Carotenoids and Ferlic acid which are responsible for fighting off the harsh effects of free radicals. Antioxidants also protect the skin’s DNA helping to prevent skin cancer. Argan oil also keeps the skin moisturised with its essential fatty acids and Sterols. It also comes with Prostaglandins which help in the growth and development of skin cells.