4 Simple Ways to Repair Sun Damage

by Victoria Girard, Contributor to Organic Living on AllThingsHealing.com

As summer comes to an end you may find yourself worrying about how much time your skin spent in the sun; maybe a little too much sun exposure during those oh-so-enticing months. I know, I know, it feels like heaven on earth when the sun baths your skin in pure warmth especially after hunkering down over the vast cold winter months. But the more time you spend in the sun, especially unprotected, the more lines, wrinkles, age spots and rough skin your sun-damaged skin develops.

It’s NOT too late to repair some of the damage!

1. LED light therapy

LED red light therapy actually has the ability to repair damage within your cells. Powerful red and infrared LEDs easily penetrate and soak into skin and tissue where they stimulate cellular activity, increase collagen production, accelerate healing, and boost reparative processes. This advanced technology, originally discovered by NASA for wound healing, is incredibly popular in spas and doctorís offices due to impressive results, no pain and time-efficient treatment. But you donít have to travel to a spa or doctorís office in order to reap the rewards of red LED light therapy. You can use this intensive therapy in your own home while relaxing in your comfy pajamas. The DPL Therapy System and the Baby Quasar are professional grade systems that give you remarkable results at home.

2. Topical skin care

Using the top skin care products containing naturally anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin C and vitamin A will help repair some of the damage as well. Although not as powerful as red light therapy, these ingredients can make a huge impact on the health of your skin. Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant that helps fight free radical attacks that love nothing more than to destroy your healthy cells. It also boosts collagen and elastin production and gives your skin a beautiful glow.

Vitamin A promotes cellular renewal and stimulates collagen synthesis but should only be applied at night because it causes skin sensitivity to sunlight and when this ingredient is exposed to the sun free radicals result. Wearing vitamin C during the day and vitamin A at night is a great one two punch in promoting healthier skin.

3. Exfoliation

Exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week will remove dead skin cells, speed up cellular turnover, increase cell renewal and help your other products work more efficiently. There are a variety of ways in which you can effectively exfoliate your skin — including scrubs, peels, masks, and home microdermabrasion systems. Simply choose the type that works best for you and stick with it. Set a schedule such as every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights before going to bed so that it becomes a part of your routine.

4. Sunscreen

Okay, so this wonít repair the damage that is already done, but it is crucial for protecting your skin from further damage. Look for products that are SPF 30 and contain zinc oxide. Once you find one that feels good on your skin wear it every single day rain or shine.

I would never dream of asking you to completely shun the glorious rays of the sun, just like I wouldnít expect you to forever give up your favorite sweet. Moderation is key and protecting your skin is vital for preventing damage. Adding these steps to your routine will help you repair some of the damage your skin has already undergone and help it look more beautiful.

Victoria Girard specializes in anti-aging alternatives for promoting a more youthful complexion safely and non-invasively. She offers products including the DPL Therapy System, Baby Quasar, Tua Viso, and the Tua Trend as well as advice on effective options for reducing wrinkles, diminishing age spots, and brightening and firming the skin at RevealGreatSkin.com. She believes that natural skin care, a healthy diet, and safe beauty devices help to heal the skin, mind, and body.



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Ella J.
Ella J.2 years ago

Its very important to take proper care of your skin.. Applying a sunscreen is very necessary in my point of view.. Start your day with complete daily protection. All-day hydration creates a healthy moisture barrier to better resist irritants. I have been using Dermaxsol Daily Facial Moisturizer from Solvaderm Skin Care brand with SPF-30, it nourishes and hydrates skin while helping to defend against sunburn.

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Lars Melger
Lars Melger3 years ago

Exfoliation sound like a good idea. I could give that a shot. We just got back from a month long vacation and we're all very badly burned. It doesn't help to have very white skin and red hair in the family. We'll also be sure to use a lot of sunscreen so we don't have to worry about more problems. Thanks for the advice, I'm sure it'll help.

Karen Gee4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Sarah B.
Sarah B4 years ago

Thanks for the tips! :)

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks 4 the suggestions!

andrew h.
- -4 years ago


to hopefully boost skin in general (no guarantees its for sun healing):

"There is, unquestionably, an important tie between the inner person and the outer person enclosed within the boundaries of the skin, the medium through which “our light shines,” suggesting, as it were, the finishing touch of the Creator. To demonstrate as Its highest capacity, Spirit requires a cleansed, radiant vehicle. Although a lovely skin depends primarily upon spiritual awakening and good health, there are many things one can do to enhance the complexion."

"Applying oatmeal to the face is soothing, healing, and nourishing. It adds an aliveness and luster like nothing else. Mix whole grain oats with little warm water and let stand until the oats are soft. Then gently massage the mixture over the face for several minutes. Wash off with cool water. You may also use left-over cooked cereal."