If you are spending time out in the sun without sunscreen this summer, then you know just how easy sunburns can happen. Overexposure to the sun can also cause other harmful, more long-term effects to the skin, including wrinkles and age spots. However, most sun damage is reversible. Here are four important yet easy ways to erase sun damage and restore your skin’s natural glow.
1. Exfoliate. Over time, exposure to the sun dries and dulls the skin. Exfoliating your skin eliminates dead skin cells that clog up the pores and reveal a new, healthy layer of skin. Exfoliate your skin once a day to recover quicker from sun damage and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Moisturize. Moisturizing not only hydrates the skin but also helps it look younger and brighter by easing fine lines and wrinkles. Use a moisturizer with ingredients like vitamin C to revitalize the skin after sun damage. To prevent further sun damage, choose a moisturizer with SPF that you can wear out in the sun every day.
3. Hydrate. Drinking water is perhaps the easiest way to keep your skin looking fresh and young every day. Water helps release toxins from the skin and prevent it from looking flaky or dry. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day to maintain a radiant glow to your skin.
4. Skin Resurfacing. Get rid of the acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines that come with sun damage with a skin resurfacing treatment. One way to rejuvenate the skin is to get a chemical peel. During this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin to make a blister. Eventually the blister peels off to reveal a new, healthier layer of skin underneath. Dr. Loewenstein also offers laser resurfacing, in which short, concentrated pulsating beams are applied onto the skin to remove damaged and dead skin cells.
Achieve Healthy, Younger-Looking Skin with Dr. Loewenstein
As a leading plastic surgeon in Milwaukee, Dr. Paul Loewenstein has helped hundreds of men and women look younger and more beautiful through a number of nonsurgical skin treatments and skin care products. If you are looking to restore the glow to your skin, our team of highly trained plastic surgeons can help. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (800) 614-5097.