Whether you’re 25 or 55, unsightly signs of sun damage can make an appearance on your face. Even if you’re now more cognizant of sun protection when you go outside, you may still be down when you see wrinkles and brown spots that resulted from too much time out in the sun without adequate protection. Not to worry: there are still things you can do in order to undo some of the damage caused by the sun and rejuvenate your skin for a healthier glow.
Exfoliate Your Face
The top layer of skin on your face is full of dead skin cells that contain the brown pigments caused by years of sun damage. Using a good exfoliator one to three times a week can do wonders in chuffing off the dead top layer of skin and revealing the new, less-damaged layer of skin. Using an exfoliating cleanser with glycolic acid, like SkinMedica’s GlyPro Exfoliating Cleanser, will help diminish the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles that come with sun damage, while at the same time supporting healthy skin cell turnover.
Use a Good Moisturizer Regularly
The sun dehydrates skin, which causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear as a result. Significant and regular moisturizing with hydrating creams with the proper nutrients can go a long way in improving the skin’s texture and appearance while stimulating collagen growth. A gentle yet hydrating moisturizer like SkinMedica’s TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer is a great product to add to your daily skin care regimen. And since this moisturizer contains an SPF of 20, it also prevents further sun damage.
Get a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel uses a chemical agent and exfoliator to slough off the top layer of the skin on the face. This layer contains uneven pigmentation and sunspots that are both telltale signs of sun damage. A chemical peel will leave you with the softer, younger-looking skin that awaits underneath the dead layer. Having a chemical peel on a regular basis (every couple months) can greatly increase collagen stimulation for new skin cell growth.
Find out More and Schedule an Appointment
You’d be amazed at what the right skin care products and rejuvenating your face with chemical peels can do to restore a bright, youthful look and texture to your face. To find out more about SkinMedica products, call the Eyesthetica office at (213) 986-8789.