5 Skincare Steps to Care for Sun Damaged Skin
As summers get intense and our lifestyles go back to being active again, here’s how you can tackle sun damage and keep your skin safe and healthy.
Hydrating and antioxidant-rich facial cleansers can help your skin stay radiant and supple as they prevent dryness and curtail free radical damage. Like this Juicy Chemistry Tamanu, Kakadu Plum and Frankincense Face Wash, which is packed with antioxidants and phenols that help balance uneven skin tone. Cruelty-free and vegan, this soothing formula also decreases inflammation and helps replenish the lost lipids of skin with its essential fatty acids.
As skin can be severely compromised post sun exposure, avoid harsh exfoliants completely for a while, especially till the redness or inflammation persists. Then opt for a gentle exfoliant, like this Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliant, a rice-based powder formula that activates upon contact with water. It releases papain, salicylic acid, and rice enzymes that polish skin to perfection. Plus, its white tea and liquorice extracts help brighten skin tone while its anti-inflammatory mix of colloidal oatmeal and allantoin helps soothe skin.
Prevention is always better than cure. Do not under any circumstances step out without an SPF of your choice. We suggest you try the Invisible Sunscreen SPF 40 by Sun Scoop. It is super lightweight, non-comedogenic, and also provides blue light protection. This gel formula moisturises skin, is suitable for all skin types, and can also double up as a make-up primer, offering a natural finish, sans any white cast post-application.
If your skin has just been exposed to the harsh sun, applying an anti-inflammatory balm or gel can help provide immediate relief from redness and the burning or stinging sensation. Use a pure aloe vera gel, or a After Sun Balm with Aloe by Clinique for rescuing your distressed skin. This hydrating formula sinks effortlessly into the epidermis to provide instantly alleviation from dehydration and redness. Allergy-tested, it relaxes skin and leaves it feeling perfectly comfortable and smooth again.
Allow your skin to heal and rejuvenate itself at night, with the aid of a night recovery cream or serum. Get your hands on Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex by Estee Lauder, a serum that specialises in reversing all signs of skin ageing. It helps strengthen skin barrier, and its unique Chronolux Power Signal Technology reduces the damage caused by environmental aggressors during the day. It promises to keep skin hydrated for up to 72 hours with its hyaluronic acid, and boost collagen production for smoother skin, and a youthful radiance.