The anti-aging secret to avoid sun damage is 2 folds: sun protection and aftercare.
it’s estimated that 90% of skin aging is due to the effects of the sun!
When we think of sun protection for our skin, the first thought which comes to mind is sunscreen. It has been around for decades and research from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology states that 30% of American women use it daily on their skin.
So most of us know to put on sun protection. But we often are not aware that our skin needs regeneration after being exposed to the sun for a prolonged period of time. Aftercare is just as important for healthy skin as protective care.
The surface of our skin needs plenty of nourishment and moisturizing after sun exposure. And when the skin is burnt the biggest thing it craves is moisture.
The benefits of using a moisturizer:
When the skin loses moisture, collagen production is stopped. This can lead to dry inflamed skin. Moisturizer can not only prevent moisture depletion but also boost skin collagen production.
Good moisturizers can further reduce the likelihood of skin cancer
Your skin will not be irritated after SPF
Sun burns are quickly soothed and treated with a moisturizer
Skin discoloration from UV ray exposure can be reduced
After sun exposure it’s best to take a shower in order to wash off all the sunscreen. After the shower, use a natural moisturizer on the still slightly damp skin. It will replenish and rehydrate your skin cells, while cooling you off at the same time.
Soothing and hydrating the skin after a burn is best done with a moisturizer that is formulated with minerals and vitamins such as Vitamins C and E.
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- Canadian Dermatology Association. (n.d.). Photoaging. Retrieved July 28, 2017