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Can Sun Damage Be Reversed?

Reverse sun damaged skin!

I recently read an article on reversing the effects of sun damage on your face from UT San Diego. Please click here for the entire article.

Reversing the effects of sun damage

Most people I know love how their skin looks after being in the sun! As the article from UT Sane Diego states it, we have a “love/hate relationship with the sun. We love the way it warms us and gives a bronzed glow to our cheeks. However, we hate its accumulative effects — the wrinkling, brown spots, rough texture, broken capillaries and uneven tone.”

As we age, these spots can get darker and even harder to cover up even with the best makeup!

“Your arm has nice smooth skin. But your face has wrinkles, brown spots and discolorations,” said Dr. Mitchel Goldman, La Jolla dermatologist. “It’s all sun damage.”

The article discussed options for reversing the effects of sun damage with services such as skin lasering combined with other products $500 to $5,000; Chemical peels ranging from $200 – $1,000; Prescription products ranging from $100 – $300 per tube; Injectable facial fillers $650 to $1,100 per treatment.

If you are not into spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on an expensive laser treatment, the article gives some great guidelines on what to look for when buying over the counter products.  

“What to look for: Creams and ointments containing antioxidants including vitamin A, C and E, along with beta-carotene. Products that contain alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acids. Products with retinol.”

Antioxidants reduce free radicals which attack and destroy healthy cells. Topical vitamin C is the most widely used and in addition to its antioxidant activity, it’s believed to help stimulate cell replication and collagen production, which helps firm the skin. The overall effect is a mild thickening of the skin with reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin preparations with glycolic acid can help brighten the skin and fade facial brown spots and discolorations caused by too much sun over the years.

“Products with glycolic acid can help exfoliate the skin faster so it increases the cell turnover and gets rid of some dead skin,” Mauricio said. “The skin will be a bit smoother, it decreases pigmentation slightly and helps minimize the appearance of fine lines.”

If you are looking to get great results in 60 days or less, there are some great products out there that are available online where people have had amazing results reversing the effects of sun damage on their skin.

Most importantly, now that we are older and wiser… make sure you are using a great moisturizer with a SPF to protect your skin from the sun daily!

Those brown spots can be reversed!

Reverse sun damaged skin!

Reverse sun damaged skin!

Thank you to UT San Diego for your very informative article; again please click here for the full story.

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