Outdoor summer fun often results in sun damage, even in those people who are careful about sun block, and the damage becomes more noticeable as summer color fades. Here are 5 ways to treat sun damage after the summer:
Retinoids or Retin-A, can help reduce pore size, lighten dark spots, and increase turnover of new skin cells.
Creams or gels with alpha-hydroxy acid applied to the face daily, gently remove dead skin cells. This acid, is known to offer an accelerated rate of skin cell turnover, which helps rid you of the damaged skin and leaves behind a fresh layer of healthy skin.
Sun damages skin cells and breaks down collagen. Antioxidants help protect the skin cells from further damage and reduces the breakdown of collagen.
SKIN LIGHTENING AGENTS:
Skin lightening creams often contain hydroquinone and other agents, which have been shown to be clinically effective for lightening dark spots.
Chemical peels can be applied to the skin to offer rapid skin cell turnover. Healing time varies, depending on the depth of the peel. The new skin has a brighter and more even appearance.