How To Repair Sun Damaged Skin- Naturally

    Have you always loved the sun but didn’t always use sunscreen?

    Yeah, me too. We’ve all spent too much time playing, running outside or spending time at the beach hoping to get a tan. We worked on our base tans like they protected us.

    Those careless days in the sun are the reason for sun-damaged skin in our 40’s and 50’s which produces dark spots, wrinkles, and moles in our skin.

    And sun damage doesn't just happen because we spend more time hanging out poolside or at the beach –75% of sun exposure is incidental, they occur during regular things like running errands or walking.

    NOW, the main question is:-

    Can we repair any of the sun-damaged skin?

    The answer is:-

    Yes, with the right ingredients and care.

    Factors that damage your skin:

    These are the factors that can damage the skin-
    • Sun exposure
    • Climate (like- wind, rain, cold, heat)
    • Dehydration
    • Pollution
    • Stress
    • Bad diet
    • Lack of exercise
    • Smoking cigarette
    • Using of harsh chemical skin products
    • Excessive use of alcohol and drugs
    • Chlorine in swimming pools

    All of these factors can lead to a breakdown in skin cells, which makes our outer protective layer (called 'epidermis') weak. Once our skin layer is weakened, cracked, and damaged, then the skin becomes even more vulnerable to attack from bacteria, UV rays, pollution, and more. The efficiency of holding hydration and nutrients into our skin also becomes weaker.

    The immune system also plays an important role here, to protect and repair our skin but the more damaged our skin is, the less immune system is able to keep up. And, the ability of the skin of self-repair can decline by more than 50% by middle age.

    These are signs of Damaged Skin:

    • Dryness, flakiness, dullness
    • Fine lines and wrinkles
    • Hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sunspots
    • Moles and freckles
    • Sagging, bagging, loss of elasticity and firmness
    • Redness, swelling, and inflammation
    • Rashes and allergic reactions
    • Visible blood vessels

    Now the question is:-

    How can we protect our skin from sun-damage?

    The first thing we have to do is:-

    To avoid things that damage our skin and take steps to reduce or eliminate things that damage our skin.

    These are the things which we have to avoid:

    • Smoking
    • Too much alcohol
    • Stress
    • Sugars
    • Consuming too much salt
    • Picking at your skin
    • Waxing too often
    • Exfoliating too often
    • Squinting and frowning
    • Swimming in chlorinated pool
    • Excessive sun exposure toll on your skin over time
    • Wearing too much makeup or sleeping with makeup

    The second thing we have to do is:-

    Make a skincare routine to protect your skin:

    We have to protect our skin from the inside, it has been proven that this strategy is very effective to help the skin regenerate and protect it from further harm.

    • Apply sunscreen every time going out
    • Wear clothing that protects from UV
    • Drink sufficient water
    • Use skin moisturizers
    • Get enough sleep
    • Use lip balm
    • Use clean sheets and pillowcases
    • Exercise regularly
    • Use makeup with less chemical
    • Eat a balanced diet

    Natural ingredient to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

    Aloe: It is known for its soothing benefits, it reduces skin inflammation, treats wounds, helps the skin heal easily, and also moisturizes the skin.

    Avocado oil: It is ideal for dry skin, it helps to moisturize the skin, fights free radicals, increases elasticity, and helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines in our face. 

    Green tea: it works as a soothing and calming agent, it also helps to heal our sun-damaged skin and can help to prevent acne.

    White Tea Extract: It helps to relieve puffy eyes and also reduce dark circles.

    Moringa seed oil: This oil has the property to moisturize our skin, fights acne, and can also be used for the treatment of under-eye puffiness.

    Vitamin C: It helps to brighten our skin, make our skin smooth, helps to get even skin tone, improve hydration, and helps protect skin from the sun. It also helps to fight free radicals and prevent the signs of ageing.

    Vitamin E: It helps to fight free radicals, prevents the signs of ageing, and helps to moisturize the skin.