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The best treatments for sun-damaged skin

Sun damage is one of the top factors that contribute to aging skin. Ultraviolet rays are responsible for most prominent skin concerns like hyper pigmentation, damage collagen-producing cells, and can trigger skin cancers and melasma. Sun rays can cause cellular lever damage to the skin and alter DNA to affect our aging system negatively. But this also means that the skin may be sustaining significant damage at deeper levels but appear relatively normal at the surface.


Dermaplaning is the best treatment for dark spots on face. It involves removing the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis. Dead skin cells often accumulate here along with fine vellus hair on the face. By removing both of these, the skin appears smoother and brighter. As a more beneficial side effect, the skin also appears to better absorb topically applied moisturizers and serums.

While the procedure appears simple, dermaplaning at home is not risk-free. There’s always a chance that you could cut yourself which could lead to facial scarring or infection. Opt for professional care for the best results

Facials and peels

Dermaplaning and other such in-office treatments may require you to avoid the sun for perhaps a week or so. And since the most damage acquired by the skin is obviously during summer, it is a good idea to begin reviving your skin in autumn when the sunlight has lost most of its intensity, and covering up the skin is the norm. This might be the perfect time to get chemical peel treatments and the Diamond Glow facial. This facial gently exfoliates and cleans pores of impurities. Then targets sun spots and damage with a serum infusion. The L-ascorbic acid serum helps reduce fine lines and improves skin texture that is damaged by the sun.

Another very effective way to deal with sun-damaged skin is through chemical peels since they burn away the outermost sun-stained layer of skin. In-office peels are almost always preferable to the ones done at home because your dermatologist can adjust the composition of each peel to suit your specific skin issues. The glycolic peel is the most favored chemical peel for reversing sun damage.

Vitamin C

It is a natural antioxidant that helps exfoliate skin and smoothen fine lines like crow’s feet created by the sun. And when combined with lactic acid, it contributes to the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is responsible for youthful skin, and healthy joints, it also prevents bone loss and helps maintain heart and muscle health. However, the body loses one percent of its collagen reserves annually so preserving collagen essentially translates to preserving youthfulness and prolonging skin tightening. UV rays directly affect these collagen stores and cause them to dwindle more rapidly so Vitamin C is essential in restoring and regenerating collagen to reverse sun damage. There are many collagen serums on the market today but using vitamin C triggers the body’s own natural production.


This is the star ingredient for sun defense, also known as dark spot remover. Because they improve cell turnover to reduce aging signs and reverse sun damage. They also effectively trigger collagen production that may have suffered due to excessive UV rays exposure collagen then helps reduce fine lines and sagging skin to produce a smoother complexion. While it may appear that the main achievement of retinol is smoothing out lines and boosting elasticity, it also helps retexturize sun-affected skin to help prevent breakouts and other skin pigmentation issues like dark spots on face. For sensitive skin, using retinol as a remodeling and anti aging serum for the first time may cause some irritation. So, use milder concentration till the skin gets used to it.


Finally, it is important to highlight that sunscreen will always be your best defense against sun damage and aging skin. Be liberal with the amount you use: coin-sized dollop for your face and double that amount for your body. 

Opt for a good caretaker for your skin.

  Personally, I’ve always enjoyed my experience at Cutera Aesthetics- the best anti-aging clinic. They have fully qualified trained professionals with exemplary repute and experience preceding them. The staff doesn’t just perform a service. Instead, they understand that it is their responsibility as caregivers to ensure that each customer enjoys their experience and is happy with the results. Their DiamondGlow Facial is a personal favorite and they have a variety of chemical peels to combine with a diverse facial range. Don’t forget to try their glycolic peel on your visit. The first consultation is free!                                    

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