We’re all aware that too much sun can cause a painful sunburn, but many believe that’s the extent of sun damage.
Brown spots, wrinkles, broken capillaries, loss of skin tone (decreased elasticity), rough, uneven skin texture, and redness or blotchiness are all the result of too much UV exposure.
When Too Much Sun Causes Problems
It’s important to note that ALL skin types — white, olive, brown, black, and everything in between — all skin burns when overexposed to UV rays.
Damage to your skin occurs when ultraviolet (UV) light penetrates unprotected skin, causing changes to your inner layers of skin. Dermatologists refer to this damage as photoaging, photodamage, solar damage, or sun damage.
Because this UV damage happens in the deeper layers of your skin—the dermis—it can take years before it becomes visible.
With sun damage being largely invisible for a long time, we continue to romp in the sun and forget about protecting ourselves from it. Years of damage can build up and cause scaly and rough patches of skin, skin cancer, or even changes to your DNA.
Have you ever seen older, very tanned people with skin like leather?
That’s extreme sun damage. It doesn’t happen overnight, it accumulates…
Can You Reverse Sun Damage?
No matter how many years of sun your skin has been subjected to, it’s not too late to start reversing the damage.
You may not be able to reverse all signs of sun damage, but you can definitely improve it.
We’re glad you asked!
Dermatologists recommend retinol as one of the top solutions for sun-damaged skin.
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A. It works by encouraging cell turnover and increasing collagen production, both of which help fight almost all signs of sun damage. Retinol can even out pigmentation issues and fade brown spots.
The problem with retinol is that it can dry out your skin and irritate sensitive skin.
Bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol alternative may be a better solution.
This natural ingredient doesn’t dry out or irritate skin like retinol, so it’s safe to use for those with sensitive skin (and it’s even encouraged by dermatologists).
Like retinol, bakuchiol helps the skin turn over quicker and boosts collagen production resulting in plumper, brighter skin, reduced fine lines, faded discolorations, and fewer wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is recommended for renewing skin tone and texture.
Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related issues.
The process sprays fine particles of aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate onto your skin to blast away the topmost layers. Blasted layers are quickly suctioned up leaving soft, smooth, clear skin.
You can accomplish similar results by adding exfoliation to your skincare routine once or twice each week.
Exfoliation removes the top layers of dry, dead skin at home, without needing any expensive machinery.
LuxeOrganix ReNew Exfoliating Face Mask Polishing Scrub uses fine grit from walnut and bamboo plus glycolic acid, to gently reveal your younger skin. It’s also loaded with botanicals like Turmeric and Australian Kakadu Plum to brighten and balance your skin, without stripping moisture and essential oils.
Moisturizing is the key to younger skin.
Once your younger skin begins to appear, you need to keep it moisturized. These products help skin absorb and retain moisture, which softens the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Moisture also helps your skin maintain its health, which gives your body a strong barrier against environmental pollution, germs, and dirt.
Start by using a moisturizer specifically created for your eye area. This area tends to show age and sun damage easily, in the form of crow’s feet, fine lines, puffiness, and discoloration.
LuxeOrganix Brilliant Eyes Daily Eye Cream gently firms, hydrates, and tightens the delicate skin around your eyes. It’s packed with natural anti-aging ingredients that don’t strip, dry, or leave any build-up. Its botanical beauty enhancers include Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, and Sea Fennel — all of which leave your eye area smooth, soft, and brighter. Combined with Matrixyl 3000, this formulation will help you turn back the hands of time (and sun damage) on your peepers.
For your face, neck, and decollete, LuxeOrganix Vitamin C Moisturizer is a daily lotion that hydrates, nourishes, and firms sagging skin. Vitamins C, B5, and E work together with Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Gotu Kola, Sunflower, and Jojoba oils to reinvigorate parched skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and skin blotches.
It’s loaded with penetrating antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients that stimulate new cell growth, promote skin elasticity, and lock in long-lasting essential moisture to keep your skin soft and smooth, and protected from harsh environments and climate trauma.
Protect Your Skin
Remember that leathery-skinned person? You don’t have to look like that!
Take the time to heal your skin and reverse any damage you have now. Don’t forget to cover up your new skin — protect it with sunscreen and a hat and you’ll keep it younger-looking well into your golden years.