During these past few months, you’ve done everything in your power to protect your delicate skin. You’ve tried to spend most of your time at the beach under a large umbrella, added wide-brimmed hats to all your outfits and refused to leave the house without applying a good face moisturizer with SPF.
However, even with all the high SPF and shades that you’ve been using lately to prevent UVA/UVB damage and keep your complexion clean and radiant, your freckles have gone darker and newer ones have arrived. In this case, what can you do to address these imperfections and make the first steps towards healthier-looking, autumn-ready skin? The good news is that there are several ways to minimize sun spots (Solar Keratosis) and “fix” sun damaged, post-summer skin. Here are a few pointers that you should consider when it comes to erasing the signs that extensive sun exposure has left on your face.
The DIY Approach Can Lead to Satisfying, All-Natural Corrections
The most convenient way to repair sun-burned skin is to mix and apply simple, accessible ingredients that we always keep in our refrigerator. This first step will enable you to make those unaesthetic sunspots seem less apparent.
Ingredients such as lemon juice and apple cider vinegar always come in handy, due to the fact that they can lighten the darker areas of your skin. The first option is a great source of citric acid, while the latter one contains alpha hydroxyl acids; both compounds can help you fight sunspots the easy way. Mix half a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice with half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and apply this solution evenly on your face; let it rest overnight and repeat the whole process constantly over the course of 6 weeks. Also, by applying a sufficient amount of aloe vera on your skin twice each day you could reenergize your complexion and speed up the healing process.
Professional Treatment Can Kickstart the Lightening Progress
Natural ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen are great, but they do have one drawback: their results become noticeable in time. If you would much rather explore a different path to reverse signs of aging and brown spots associated with sun exposure, keep in mind that certain professional treatments could offer you improvements after the first few sessions. Photo rejuvenation is one of the most modern, advanced and effective sunspot therapies currently available on the market. This treatment is based on Broad Band Light that reduces blemishes, giving your skin a fresher, healthier look. By using one wavelength, this technique can also boost collagen production, leading to tighter, firmer skin while also reducing the appearance of red veins and sunspots. Based on the extent of your aesthetic problem, you could choose to rely on a combination of topical remedies, laser and chemical peels to restore the healthy, alluring aspect of your face.
Your Beauty Products Can Also Support Your Mission
Did you know that products containing safe and natural lightening agents can slowly help you break apart the spots and achieve a fabulous, blemish-free skin? These days, you can find a great variety of crèmes and lotions designed to battle hyperpigmentation based on one or more skin-lighteners such as undecylenoyl phenylalanine or bearberry leaves extract. While you can still afford the luxury to relax on a beach chair, remember that prevention is better than cure: use SPF30, especially if you have lighter skin, hide under an umbrella around noon, and cover your face using hats or other fashionable accessories. If you’re trying to come up with the best mix of safe and effective skin-lightening techniques, stop by my office and let’s work together to find and implement the most adequate restorative plan for your complexion.