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All Clear: The Best New Solutions for Reversing Sun Damage

It's only natural that we want to look and feel our best at all times, and this often means utilizing certain products and treatments that will allow us to keep our skin and our health in the best condition possible. However, there are definitely a lot of products out there that can be quite harmful to your skin and your health and so it's important to know what to look out for.

Throughout this article we will be going over certain products and procedures that you can use to reverse skin damage - it's important that these products and procedures are both safe and effective. We'll give you a complete overview of these products and procedures and give you everything you need to know in order to get the best results. 

Make Sure to Exfoliate

The first product that you should take into consideration would have to be a product that will exfoliate your skin. Chemical exfoliation is often the best way to smooth your skin and give it life and shine - it will allow your skin to look much healthier and your appearance will be much better overall. When choosing an exfoliation product there are certain ingredients and concentrations that you want to look out for in order to get the best effect. Glycolic acid is a popular ingredient that produces great results, you should look for a concentration between 5% and 8%.

Using Skin Lightening Products

You have to be very careful when using skin lightening products as some products can contain quite harmful and dangerous ingredients which will result in some serious side-effects. However, when used correctly these products can be very beneficial and can provide you with healthy and great looking skin.

One of the most popular ingredients that you'll find in skin lightening products is known as hydroquinone (most commonly referred to simply as HQ). When using a high concentration this ingredient can be quite harmful so it's important to get the concentration right - a good number to aim for is 2%. If you find that that concentration doesn't work quite well for you then you will have the option of using higher concentration products (some containing around 4%) as long as you obtain a prescription from your doctor.

If you decide to use skin lightening products in order to reverse the damage to your skin from the sun, it's worth noting that following the first step of exfoliating your skin will allow the HQ to work much better and provide you with greater effects. You should also be careful with the amount of time that you use product for as prolonged use could lead to serious side-effects that

Preventing Further Damage

As your skin has now been damaged from the sun you're probably well aware of the precautions which you should take in order to prevent further damage. Applying a good sunscreen to your skin can be very beneficial in preventing further damage being done, you should make sure that you apply sunscreen both generously and consistently.

When choosing a sunscreen, you want to look for those products are labeled as broad spectrum as this means that the product will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. You should also take the SPF value into consideration, products of an SPF value of 15 or higher will be much more beneficial.

Evaluating Your Diet

You might not realize this, but your diet will have such a huge effect on how your skin reacts to sun and sun damage - it's important to include a lot of healthy foods in your diet and also a lot of foods that contain antioxidants. Foods are high in antioxidants can protect the skin's DNA whilst also protecting the collagen and elastic tissue that can easily become damaged without proper care.

There are so many foods and antioxidants that we should aim to include in our diet - fortunately it is quite easy to find these and many foods will provide us with antioxidant support. Some good foods to include in our diet would be fruits such as oranges, grapes, and numerous berries.

Conclusion

So as you can see, there are so many different ways in which you can reverse the damage that has been done to your skin from the sun - it might not be easy but in the end it will be worth it. There are also many ways which you can prevent damage being to your skin in the future.

You should follow the advice and guidelines that have been given above and experiment with different products and procedures that we have listed - it might take a while to find the best one for you as everyone's skin type and tone is different.

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