Summer is almost over, and your skin may have taken a hit from the time spent at the beach, in the yard, at the park, and at the ball game. Take care of your skin to repair the damage and reverse the effects of sun exposure. Here are some steps to take:
- Consume beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant found in some foods, and it helps make your skin more supple and reduces sun-related wrinkles. Eat fruits and vegetables including spinach, cantaloupe, and carrots, or take a supplement.
- Stay hydrated. Research is back and forth about whether water really helps our skin. But water certainly won’t hurt and is good for your body in many ways.
- Ask our team about retinoids. You can find them in a prescription or over the counter in the form of retinol. These will boost the collagen in your skin, making it more elastic.
- Remember! Protect your skin from the start by wearing sunscreen every day. The SPF should be 15 or higher. Wear sunscreen whether it’s sunny or not and regardless of temperature. When outdoors, wear a hat or seek shade under trees and umbrellas. Make sure your facial moisturizer contains SPF as well.
Need more help?
If you have skin damage from sun exposure, these approaches will help, but not truly repair your skin. Talk to our skin team about Rejuvapen, a form of microneedling that helps your skin repair damage from the sun and acne. We can also consider treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy to correct sun damage. Talk to our specialists to find out which one is the best approach for your skin issues.