Natural Ways To Treat Sun Damaged Skin

Sun damage occurs when your skin is overexposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. Brownish patches appear on the body, especially the face hand and arms as they are the most susceptible as a result of sun damage. They are usually benign but can lead to rough skin, wrinkles and may lead to skin cancer.

Sun damaged skin appears in different ways. You may have excessive wrinkles, lines, or your skin may have a leathery or brittle texture to it. It also may surface with broken capillaries or pigmentation problems.


Use Sunscreen Lotions: To prevent sun damage, the best thing is to do use sunscreen, especially on the face and hands if you will be exposed to the sun for an extended period. You should also try to minimize exposure to the sun because not only does it increase your chances for skin cancer, it can also accelerate the aging process by damaging collagen fibers. Other ways to prevent sun damage is to keep your skin hydrated.


Sun Protection: Protection from sun is very important because the ultraviolet rays harm our skin to a great extent. One of the greatest worries relating to sun damage is that of skin cancer. Too much skin causes skin cancer. Even if you are savvy about using sunscreen, it may not be enough to ward off cancer and wrinkles. 


Natural Remedies for Sun Damage: However in spite of all our care, it is still possible for our skin to get damaged. Damaged skin due to overexposure lead to wrinkles and age spots.  Even if one regularly applies sunscreen it is still possible to for the skin to look brownish and weathered which is a sign of damage due to overexposure. Using the new and fancy skin care products are not the only means to cure skin damage. There are a number of natural remedies which one can easily use at home to treat their damaged skin.


Exfoliation Recommended: Exfoliation is recommended as a way to stop or reverse the effects of skin damage. Exfoliation helps in removing the dead outermost skin, i.e. corneum, in addition to that any creams or lotions which may have been used. Doing this will help to improve the look and feel of the skin. Using a back brush and a loofah to get rid of damaged and unwanted cells helps the new and fresh cells to take their place.


Balsam Oil: Exposure to the sun causes the skin to dry and leathery and by keeping the skin hydrated, you may notice an improvement in the way your skin looks. Balsam, an oil, is a very good of source of natural vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties and is excellent for repairing skin damaged by the sun


Maintain a Proper Diet: Maintaining a proper diet can also do wonders in protecting ones skin from the harmful effects of overexposure. Including foods in our diet which are known for their healthful qualities and should be eaten regularly to help treat and protect skin. Certain foods like tomatoes, watermelon, blueberries and cold-water fish should be a part of our diet as much as possible. For example, tomatoes and watermelon help in reducing skin damage and redness caused due to the sun.


Avoid Direct Sun Contact: The best way to treat skin damage is to altogether avoid direct contact with the sun. Wear hand sleeves and hats and other sun-protective clothing. Along with the apparel one should also apply sunscreen and try not to go outdoors when it is the hottest during late mornings and early afternoons. It is very important to safeguard children from the harmful effects of the skin because skin damage cumulates over time.


Sun-damaged dry brittle hair as we know is caused by heat of the sun, which more times than not fades hair color too. Because of this we now see a head of drab dull looking hair. To give the hair a vibrant sheen - condition thoroughly to seal the cuticle and rinse with a solution of vinegar and water. You can also apply a clear glosser, which urges shine without altering your hair color. There are many dos and don'ts you should adhere to if you want to have bouncing healthy shiny hair.


Phytessence Wakame - sea kelp found in Japan, helps in keeping the skin elastic and smooth. In addition to that it also protects the skin against ultraviolet rays and pollution. This reduces the chances of developing age spots and wrinkles. Cynergy TK encourages formation of collagen in the skin, which helps in treating the existing wrinkles and prevents the formation of new ones. An important part of such a cream which is used for treating sun damaged skin is the moisturizing agent.  

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