Its summer – a time of beautiful weather and lots of outdoor fun. We love the sun, but too much of a good thing - as we all know - is not a good thing!
The sun is the #1 environmental cause of premature aging on our skin. This shows up in many ways on our skin: sun spots, loss of collagen, fine lines and deeper wrinkles. As time goes on you could also see uneven texture, lackluster and dull appearance. Need I go on?
But wait – there is good news! By upping your protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays, you can actually put a halt to additional sun damage. Plus - Lifeline Skin Care may even have a few tricks to start to not only defend your skin from the sun’s rays, but also reverse the damage you have already possibly accumulated. Here are 4 steps you can take to stop the sun from prematurely aging your skin.
- Use physical barriers from the sun. Physical barriers include everything from beach umbrellas to big floppy hats to even staying out of the sun for extended periods of time. This is the best form of SPF you can use for your skin.
- Use chemical barriers from the sun. Chemical barriers include sunscreen and other personal care products that help protect your skin from the sun’s rays. By “defending” your skin with Lifeline’s ProPlus Daily Defense Complex and a high grade physical sunblock every day, your skin will be better equipped to take on the sun! Our ProPlus Daily Defense Complex contains utrasomes to help protect against UV exposure and help skin look fresher and renewed. Additionally, potent antioxidants help promote rapid rejuvenation of damaged cells and help restore the look of healthy skin. A specialized glucosamine/algae complex helps prevent the signs of aging for firmer looking skin.
- Reinforce your body’s natural defenses. Eating a healthy diet, high in antioxidants and vitamins, is very important because these are things our bodies cannot make on their own. These antioxidants and vitamins help to repair damaged skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help to lighten skin discoloration. Think of a plant outside its whole life and not once getting a sunburn. Why? Because it’s full of UV protecting vitamins and anti-oxidants that help to combat the harmful rays. By eating the most colorful fruits and vegetables you are taking in all those wonderful vitamins and antioxidants.
- Repair the damage that already has occurred. Talk with your dermatologist or skincare professional about starting an in office treatment protocol using procedures such as microdermabrasion, peels, micro-needling or IPL (intense pulsed light). All of these treatments can help to speed up the removal of the brown sunspots that have floated to the surface of your skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. At home, a consistent skincare regimen can help repair some of the sun’s telltale damage. Lifeline's ProPlus Advanced Recovery Complex and ProPlus Eye Firming Complex will work on those fine lines that might come from squinting bright daylight. Then the ProPlus Advanced Molecular Serum uses technology with advanced retinol-like efficacy that has the ability to stimulate collagen – something over-sunning can deplete.
Using a little common sense combined with today’s awesome skin care technology, you can play in the sun and have great skin too!