Your skin has a memory – sun damage can start at a young age if precautionary steps are not taken. Continued exposure to sunlight, especially without protection, will gradually make the skin lose elasticity resulting in a textural breakdown and broken capillaries. Sunbathing is like putting a torch to the face and zaps the life out of our skin. Fortunately we can reverse mild sun damage and protect our skin against further damage. It’s never too late to give your skin a second chance.
- Use a daily moisturizer with SPF 15. This is without a doubt the best option you have to guard against long-term sun damage. Even if you spend most of your day indoors, your skin can be exposed to the sun in your car, on your way to lunch and even through the windows in your office. Our herbal day crème SPF 15 for normal/combination skin and skin insulator SPF 15 for dry/sensitive skin each contain SPF 15 and protect against both UVA and UVB rays, as well as our hands forward SPF 15 and fresh lips SPF 15 products.
- Calm and soothe damaged skin. Even with sun protection, some of us may fall prey to occasional sunburn. While we can’t reverse the process, we can speed up the process of healing with one of nature’s most powerful extracts, aloe vera. Aloe vera gel is perfect for sunburns because it is light in texture and has natural humectants that reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. Another trick is to drench a terry cloth in milk and lay it across the affected area for a half hour to an hour.
- Rebuild your skin with antioxidants. Our african red tea collection is packed with antioxidants for renewing and rejuvenating the skin. To help reverse mild sun damage, use african red tea foaming cleanser and african red tea face mist morning and night. At night, use the african red tea see the difference serum to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage over time.