Can you reverse the damaged skin from those UV rays you have been exposed to over the years? Yes you can. As soon as you start protecting yourself from those harmful UV rays, you have begun the process of additional UV damage and so the reversal process begins. Below is a four step treatment that will begin the skin recovery process.
Step 1: Exfoliation
Chemical exfoliation will dissolve the dead skin cells that hold the brown pigment in your skin that has accumulated over the years. When you go to purchase an over the counter chemical exfoliant, choose one that contains a 5 to 8 % glycolic acid concentrate. It is also important to make sure and follow the directions when applying.
Step 2: Get rid of the brown spots
If you have brown splotches on your skin, the product you will need is known as skin bleach. There is no bleach in the product, but it will lighten the brown spots on your skin. It does this by stopping your skin from producing uneven amounts of melanin that your skin produces when it tries to combat UV radiation. When searching for a product, look for something with a 2 percent concentration of hydroquinone and make sure and apply it 2 to 3 times a day.
Step 3: Avoid sunburns
The best way to prevent sun damage to your skin is apply sunscreen every day. For the best results you want to apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before going out into the sun, then reapply your sunscreen every two hours. Make sure the SPF is 15 or higher.
Step 4: Antioxidants are important to
Using an antioxidant topical cream nightly is important in protecting the skins DNA. Protecting the DNA in your skin helps prevent cancer and also protects the collagen and elastic tissues from free radicals that causes sagging skin and wrinkles.