How To Repair Sun Damaged Skin And Start Your Autumn Skincare

Written by Janella Domingo Diaz, Modified May 25, 2018
Sun Damaged Skin

Summer is over, and it’s time for us to say goodbye to the heat, beach, and fun. But for sure, you had an amazing time last summer, and most probably, you have plenty of souvenirs from the time well spent during your summer trips.

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But if there’s one souvenir from summer that we would never want to have, it is no other than sun damaged skin. But sadly, it seems like it is inevitable, right?

If the fun you had during summer comes with this high price, then you may want to know how to fix sun damaged skin. We are here to help you do that. Just read on to find out how!

1) How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

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No one wants a sun damaged skin but how can you address or treat skin damage from the sun? While it is not easy, you should know that it is not totally impossible. Below are some tips on how to care for sun damaged skin:

Try a Glycolic Peel

Using peels is a great way to promote regeneration of the skin. Since it removes the damaged skin layer, it can pave the way for the healthy and fresh layer of skin underneath-one that is not damaged by the sun.

Take a Milk Bath

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The proteins in dairy products have soothing abilities and can rejuvenate sun damaged skin. In addition to that, it can treat skin irritation and make skin brighter, softer and more hydrated.

Use a Serum That Can Restore Your Skin

Today, there are plenty of rejuvenating serums that you can use to combat the effects of sun damage to your skin. Ace-Ferulic is one of them. This Solvaderm product contains Ferulic Acid, which is a potent antioxidant that combats the oxidative stress that causes various skin problems. It also has Vitamin C which can brighten and lighten brown spots and other hyperpigmented areas of the skin. It also has hyaluronic acid that is known to be a powerful moisturizer so that this product can be used both for summer and autumn.

Eat Healthily

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Just like the other parts of the body, our skin will also respond better if we will provide it nourishment from good food. Opt for foods that are high in antioxidants, vitamins and other phytonutrients that can help the skin recover from damage.

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2) How To Make Changes In Skincare Routine From Summer To Autumn

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As many of you may already know, skin care should be customized depending on the season. That’s because the needs of your skin may vary depending on the weather. What may work for your skin during summer may not be as effective during autumn. With that in mind, here are some of the changes in your summer routine to make it autumn-ready:

Make Hydration a Priority

Once temperature drops, less oil is produced by the skin. That’s why dryness is a common problem during fall and winter. With that in mind, one of the best autumn skin care tips is to opt for an alcohol-free toner and use a heavier moisturizer to keep skin well hydrated.

Opt For Cream Facial Masks

In addition to your moisturizer and toner, you should change your face masks too. Cream facial masks because it contains oils that can deeply hydrate the skin and plump it up, no matter what your skin type is.

Change Your Cleanser

Foaming and gel cleansers work well during summer because they deeply clean the skin but it can be drying to the skin once the temperature goes down. Because of this, it is recommended that you opt for a lotion-based cleanser at night and a sulfate-free one in the morning once autumn comes.

Exfoliate

During the hotter months, you sweat a lot, and you may not notice it, but the dirt, sweat, and other skin residues will clog your pores, making your skin look dull. To make your face fresh and ready for fall, exfoliate so you can remove the dead skin cells and unclog your pores.

3) Autumn Skin Care Tips You Need To Know

Autumn Skin Care Tips

So what are the other fall skin care tips that you need to know? Here are some of them:

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

Since it is a lot colder during autumn you will no longer need protection from the sun. Even if the sun is not at its hottest, it will still emit UV rays (that are harmful to the skin) during fall. Because of this, it is recommended that you apply a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15. In addition to that, opt for a sunblock with finely-milled titanium dioxide particles during the colder months.

Use Retinol

Retinol is a vitamin derivative that is often used in various skin care products. Many people who use this usually stop using it once the hotter months come because the ingredient is sensitive to the sun. So if you wish to take advantage of its ability to fight off signs of skin aging or address hyperpigmentation, you should resume the use of retinol once fall comes.

Use Lukewarm Water When Washing The Face

Hot water tends to strip off natural oils from the skin, making it drier than it already is. In addition to that, avoid staying too long in the shower and as much as possible, avoid hot baths. We know this can be quite relaxing, especially during the fall season but please be warned that your skin will pay the price for the relaxation it can give. Keep this in mind the next time you plan on having a hot bath.

Once you have finally reversed the damaged brought about by the sun, you should now take your autumn skin care more seriously. In this way, you can take good care of your skin and prevent possible skin care problems from arising. We hope we have helped you determine what you need to do to help your skin recover from sun damage and stay healthy this fall.

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