It’s been a lovely summer and you’ve likely spent more time outdoors and with family than ever before. With all that time in the sun comes some serious consequences for your skin.
If your skin has taken a beating from tanning, spending time outdoors, or just getting caught without protection in the sun, there are three easy tricks you can use to revive your skin at the end of the summer.
Tackle Damage First
At the end of the summer, the most common skin complaint is freckles and sunspots as a result of UV rays. While our bodies do need vitamin D which comes from the sun, leaving skin unprotected will leave you with pigmentation issues that can last years and make your skin look much older. If you want to revive your skin at the end of the season, you’ll need to first address the sun damage and use the right ingredients to fight it.
Up until now, the most common treatment for pigmentation has been expensive and dangerous laser treatments. These treatments cost hundreds of dollars and can even leave scars and damage on your face. Instead, look to nature for one of the most powerful dark spot erasers ever – Vitamin C. When an anti-oxidant like vitamin C is included in your skincare routine, it combats oxidative stress, slows the aging process and protects your skin from future damage.
Cleanse Free Radicals
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can enter your body and disrupt your cells. One of the most common ways free radicals can enter your body is by exposure to the sun. At the end of summer, your body has many more free radicals present that in winter months so you need to work to remove free radicals from your skin to avoid the risk of damage and accelerated aging.
Free radicals make your skin age much faster than it would naturally with age. Instead of letting free radicals destroy all your hard work on your anti-aging goals, using a comprehensive skincare routine can help minimize your chances of premature aging from free radicals. A cosmeceutical skincare routine can also help encourage cell regeneration which can produce new healthy skin cells that can fight free radicals while you go about your day resulting in a happier, healthier complexion.
Replenish Your Skin
When spending lots of time outside over the summer months, you gradually lose moisture and essential oils from the heat, making your skin appear dry, flaky, and prematurely wrinkled. What’s even worse is that it’s not just for older skin – even in younger people, they will notice dryness as one of the first symptoms of getting too much sun.
While we all look better with a tan, dry skin is going to make you look way older and your skin less healthy. Using a comprehensive skincare routine is the only proven way to replenish moisture to your skin after the summer. Some of the best ingredients for it are shea butter and argan oil which will deliver hydration to the top layer and the deeper layers of your skin. In only a few days, you’ll start to notice an improvement in your skin that you can see and feel!