Damage can cause your skin to lose its natural, youthful appeal. Damage from sun exposure, free radicals, smoking cigarettes, and other irritants can cause the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases and sagging skin. Fortunately, you can take a methodical approach to restoring, nourishing, and strengthening your damaged skin.
How to Repair Damaged Skin in 4 Easy Steps
1. Hydrate your skin cells
Well-hydrated skin is elastic, plump, and supple, so it always looks fresh, radiant and young. Mature and photo damaged skin do a poor job of retaining water, making skin more likely to show wrinkles.
SENTÉ Dermal Repair Cream repairs mature or photo damaged skin by improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing skin tone for a more youthful radiance. It works by hydrating your skin cells and renewing your skin’s natural renewing process.
2. Tame free radicals with antioxidants
Free radicals are unstable molecules known to damage skin cells in ways that cause premature signs of aging. Free radicals “steal” electrons from skin molecules; losing electrons damages the skin’s DNA and speed up the aging process. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by either providing the missing electron or by rendering the free radicals.
SkinMedica® Dermal Repair Cream gives your skin the antioxidants it needs to fight free radicals. It also provides peptides that help repair damaged skin.
3. Pay special attention to your eyes
Whether it is crow’s feet and wrinkles, puffiness, or just plain tired-looking, your eyes show signs of aging before any other part of your face. Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes can help improve the overall cosmetic appeal of your skin. SkinMedica® TNS Eye Repair® improves smoothness and hydration around your eyes; it is appropriate for all skin types.
4. Repair and prevent sun-damaged skin
Harmful UV rays from the sun penetrate deeply into your skin to damage or kill skin cells. Exposure to the sun is also a significant cause of free radicals. Avoiding or reducing exposure to the sun can decrease the damage done by UV rays.
Using products that contain antioxidants can promote healing and protect against free radicals. SkinMedica® Total Defense + Repair SPF 50 also contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF rating of 50, which protects your skin from 98 percent of harmful UV rays.
Repairing damaged skin takes persistence and dedication, but with a little help from skin care professionals, you can have healthier, more youthful-looking skin.