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How to Reverse Sun Damage

When UV rays from sun penetrate deep into the skin, these rays actually damage the DNA in skin’s cells. This damage causes the cells to break down over time, causing the top layer of skin to thin and wrinkle and increased pigmentation resulting in dark spots or discoloration. In the worst cases, these dysfunctional cells can become cancerous. Thanks to recent advancements in skin care, including over the counter products and cosmetic surgery techniques, it is easy to reverse sun damage to a great extent.

Tips to Reverse the Damage

Drink plenty of water and Eat healthy foods

Cannot stress this one enough! Water is an essential component that keeps your skin healthy while retaining its shine and allows the body to fix damages related with sun exposure.
 
Eat healthy foods that are rich in Vitamins, protein and minerals these will help to nourish your skin and repair damage caused by the UV rays of the sun.

Wear Sunscreen

Baz Luhrmann had it right, “The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists.” Sunscreen not only shields your skin from further damage, it can even reverse the activity of precancerous cells. Dermatologists suggest that you apply sunscreen whenever you go out, so try a using non-greasy moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher. A lower SPF may allow you to tan faster, but they do not provide enough protection from UV rays.

Intensive Hydrating mask:

Intensive hydration can reverse skin sun damage quickly. For example you can apply honey, pure Aloe Vera gel, Avocado oil, Shea butter for healthy looking. It gives soothing relief to your skin suffering from dryness and stress.

Topical Retinoid Medicines:

Topical retinoid come in cream, gel, and liquid forms, it normalize the damage cells by preventing dead cells from clogging pores while increase blood flow to the skin. The use of a retinoid along with topical antibiotic or benzyl peroxide may serve better.

Topical green tea:

It is antioxidants, which neutralize the toxic by-products created in the skin cell when it’s exposed to sun.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating and polishing skin-care treatment that can improve the skin. It’s usually done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands, in which Outer skin cells are refined off to reveal new and bright skin cells for a more youthful shine.

Laser treatments:

Laser treatment is one of the skin care technologies which are used to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage that can reduce facial scars, wrinkles and dark spots. Mainly two types of laser used in laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium.

Cosmetic surgery:

It’s a Common surgical procedures administered by a doctor to increase or restore the appearance of a younger age to human face which include face and neck lifts, eyelid surgery, and brow lifts. The main goal of these surgeries is to remove dull and sagging skin and it helps to make your skin smooth.

So, if you’re suffering from sun-damage, wrinkles, or discoloration, one of these treatments may help you.

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