Tips for Reversing Summer Skin Damage

As much as you might love the summer sun, it doesn’t always love you back. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are incredibly harmful for your skin. If you weren’t careful about applying sunscreen this past summer, you might have already noticed that your skin is looking dull, rough, and less vibrant. Plus, with continued sun exposure, you’ll likely start to notice the appearance of dark spots. Fortunately, there is a way to combat the damage.

Remember to use sunscreen.

Sun damage is cumulative, which means the more you’re exposed to the sun, the worse damage it will inflict on your skin. Protect yourself by being careful about applying sunscreen to all exposed skin every two hours. Dermatologists recommend using non-comedogenic sunscreen, which won’t clog your pores. For greater convenience, pack a stick of roll-on sunscreen or powder sunscreen in your bag before heading out the door.

Schedule a facial.

To reverse the effects of sun damage already inflicted on your skin, schedule a soothing facial at the beauty salon. Ask for a facial that includes exfoliation, as this will eliminate the damaged top layers of the skin. You can also customize a facial to include intensely hydrating ingredients and antioxidants. Hydration is crucial for keeping your skin supple and smooth, and the antioxidants will help revitalize your sun-damaged skin.

Try dermaplaning. 

If your skin needs more exfoliation than can be achieved with a facial, consider booking an appointment for dermaplaning. Dermaplaning sheds the outer layer of skin. It addresses common signs of sun damage, like roughness, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.

Reconsider your skin care products. 

Some creams and serums are formulated specifically to combat the effects of sun damage. These typically contain lots of antioxidants, including vitamins C and E. In addition, you might consider using a retinol product, which stimulates collagen production and cell turnover.

You can schedule a facial or dermaplaning appointment at Salon de Nouveau. We specialize in pampering your skin and hair so you can feel confident with your appearance. Call (520) 323-0770 to schedule an appointment at our beauty salon in Tucson.