This summer, you may be feeling as though it’s time to make an effort to repair sun damaged skin.
If you have grown up in the Australian climate, the harsh sun and wind have no doubt taken their toll. Here is some helpful information about what causes sun damage, how to repair sun damaged skin and the best serum for dry skin in Australia.
How does the sun damage skin?
The sun is essential to support life on Earth, but can also be a silent assailant on your complexion. The culprits that cause the damage are ultraviolet (UV) rays, particularly UVA and UVB. These penetrate the outer layers of your skin, wreaking havoc by causing changes at a cellular level.
Prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays leads to accelerated ageing and causes wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots to surface. The face, often the most exposed, bears the brunt, with the thin skin around the eyes and lips being particularly vulnerable. You may also notice the signs of ageing are more prevalent on the back of your hands.
Signs of sun damage include the following:
- Pigmentation changes such as age spots, liver spots (solar lentigines) and freckles
- Decreased elasticity
- Rough, uneven skin texture
- Broken capillaries (spider veins)
- Redness and blotchiness
Wearing a hat and applying sunscreen are your first lines of defence against the sun's relentless assault. However, it is hard to build these habits when you are young because the effects of sun damage (other than sunburn) usually don’t show up until later in life. If you remember your parents constantly telling you to put sunscreen on and grab a hat… now you know why!
Can you repair sun damaged skin?
While you can't completely reverse the effects of the sun on your face and other parts of your body, you can certainly take steps to repair sun damaged skin.
Skincare routines incorporating products with high quality ingredients can promote cell turnover and collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, hydration is key to restoring skin elasticity, and using sunscreen diligently prevents further damage. In-clinic treatments such as chemical peels, laser therapy or microdermabrasion can also help rejuvenate your complexion but what’s most important is being consistent; adopting healthy habits and a tailored skincare routine can go a long way in repairing and maintaining skin health.
It’s never too late to upgrade your beauty routine and use quality products that work to repair sun-damaged skin and reverse the signs of ageing. However, you need to invest in a premium skin serum if you want to see the best results.
Re-energise your skin defence with the best serum for dry skin in Australia
Botani’s Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum is an essential antioxidant powerhouse and skin vitamin booster. It provides skin with the energy it needs to fight back against damaging free radicals and repair sun damage. This nutritious, hydrating serum brightens skin and helps to restore a youthful glow.
Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum is formulated with a blend of:
- Clinically proven pure plant oils
- Acai Berry Pulp Oil
- Olive Squalene
- Cranberry Seed Oil
- Blackberry Seed Oil
Acai Berry Oil is highly regarded in the beauty and skincare industry because it is a potent antioxidant. This ingredient works to neutralise free radical damage caused by environmental stressors.
Meanwhile, Cranberry Seed Oil is an antioxidant containing phytosterols that help prevent photodamage from the sun and repair sun damaged skin. Boasting skin-firming qualities, this plant oil also contains Vitamins A, E, C & K, to maintain radiant, youthful skin. Its unique blend of Omegas 3, 6 & 9 also help to reduce inflammation and irritation caused by environmental impacts.
The ingredients in your Acai Berry Antioxidant Serum work together to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, age spots and uneven skin tone. Dampen your complexion and apply this product daily as a way to restore hydration and repair sun damaged skin.
Stock your beauty cabinet with the best serum for dry skin in Australia.