Wear sunscreen. The process of additional sun damage stops whenever you protect yourself from the sun
Antioxidants. Help to protect the skin's DNA to prevent cancer while also protecting the collagen and elastic tissue from free radicals that can cause wrinkles and sagging skin. Though eating antioxidant-rich foods is important, you should also apply creams and serums with additional antioxidants, that the skin can absorb directly
Vitamin D. I also believe in getting some sun without protection in order to obtain the Vitamin D benefits, as well as to boost my own body's abilities to deal with the sun. Build a tan up very slowly and NEVER get burnt
Exfoliate the dead skin cells. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) work as exfoliants to slough away dead skin cells as well as stimulating the production of collagen and elastin at the cellular level. This helps reverse sun damage and improves the appearance of aging skin. Except when you have a sun burnt skin.
Diet helps enormously. Avoid polyunsaturated fats with deep fried fast foods. Avoid highly processed foods and sugars. Eat plenty fresh green leafy vegetables and colorful fruits. Eat foods high in Vitamin D content.
Antioxidants excellent for sun damage reversal
Antioxidants for sun damage
Antioxidants in general are an excellent boost to the skin's overall health and a huge help when wanting to reverse skin damage.
We can absorb antioxidants through diet as well as cosmetics.
Because this is being recognized more frequently these days in the organic and natural focussed world, so much so that many sunscreens contain added antioxidants in their formulas.
Where cosmetics are concerned, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an example of an extraordinarily powerful antioxidant that is actually better being absorbed transdermally (through the skin) than the gut, so is far more beneficial in a transdermal cream.
The cutaneous antioxidant system is complex, interlinked and operates as a network. Because of this, an enhanced photo protective effect can be obtained by applying appropriate combinations of antioxidants. These combinations can act synergistically for powerful results that include a reversal in the damage caused to your skin.
Sunscreen antioxidants for sun damage reversal
Some antioxidants that can be found in sunscreens include:
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