Can you reverse sun damage?

Every day our skin gets exposed to UVA and UVB rays which can cause sun damage. UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis (lower skin layers) where they cause damage. UVB causes sunburn and damages the epidermis (upper layers of the skin).

What are the signs of sun damage?

Some of us love nothing more than relaxing in the beautiful sunshine, especially as we tend not to have it for long here in England. However, if we don’t protect our skin in the sun, it can be damaging. Too much sun over the years can lead to blotches, age spots on your chest, hands and face. Deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone and Actinic Cheilitis which is also known as farmer’s lip where your lower lip gets dry, cracked and swells up. When you look in the mirror, do you see freckles on your skin? If they weren’t there as a child, they aren’t freckles. Unfortunately, that’s sun damage. 60% British people have had or are currently suffering with skin damage.

What will help my sun-damaged skin?

Other than covering up in the sun as much as possible, the best way to protect our skin in the sun is using sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher. Also have a look at your makeup, does your foundation or powder have an SPF in? Wearing an SPF all year round, come rain or shine, will make a difference on your skin. Look out for clean label brands such as Jane Iredale. If you’ve not heard of Jane Iredale, the brand is part of the Skin Cancer Foundation Trust. The range is full of vitamins to boost your skin and most products have an SPF in. Jane Iredale is the only makeup stocked at Christchurch Derma Spa due to the SPF. It lets your skin breathe, and it’s a clean label (so clean you can put it on straight after a skin treatment!).  You can find out more about the range here.

Another way of reducing your sun damage is to use the Clinicare Glow skin care range steps 1 – 3. This is a repairing and protecting skincare range containing key ingredients to target sun damaged skin. They also have a face mask called Glow which is like a mini treatment. It leaves your skin feeling brighter and more radiant after just 20 minutes!

A 30-minute Glow AHA Peel is a superficial glycolic acid peel which works fantastically well for those who suffer with sun damage, hyperpigmentation, age spots and tired dull looking skin. It is a mild peel that removes the upper layer of the epidermis. It inhibits melanin synthesis, brightens the skin and evens out discoloration.

Another product to look out for is Retinol. Retinol works well to combat sun damage due to it being a derivative of vitamin A. Vitamin A encourages cell turnover and increases collagen production.

Where can I go for a chemical peel skin treatment near me? And where can I purchase skincare products for sun damage?

Christchurch Derma Spa is a skin clinic in Christchurch, Dorset. offering bespoke skin treatments such as Deep Cleanse FacialsChemical PeelsMicrodermabrasion and Skin Tightening.

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