No matter how responsible you were about sun protection this summer, the chances are that your skin was exposed to UV rays more than usual. Even if you practiced responsible skin care and always used sun block or sunscreen, you still absorbed environmental damage from the sun. If you were less responsible, then you may have absorbed enough UV radiation to lead to age and sun spots in the future, premature wrinkles and even skin diseases. While you can’t travel back in time and stay out of the sun entirely you can help to undo some of the damage that carefree, relaxing summer days may have done to your skin.
Each episode of UV exposure that you experienced over the summer causes a surge in the level of free radicals in your system. These free radical surges damaged your collagen, elastin or melanin—damage that cumulates and eventually results in older looking, damaged skin. Internal Careis the e pillars of Inclusive Health™ that focuses on changing the environment without your cells to neutralize free radicals and help you build healthy skin always from the inside. Focus on a diet that’s rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. You may want to emphasize foods that are particularly high in antioxidants such as pomegranates, blueberries, acai, darker greens and even green tea. Getting stronger skin begins beneath the surface of the skin, so be sure to eat antioxidant rich foods and take antioxidant rich internal dietary supplements.
Follow Up With Antioxidant Skin Care
For the best results, though, you’ll want to combine an internal antioxidant diet with topical antioxidant skin care. Murad Environmental Shield® skin care products are specifically developed to combine AHAs, BHAs, antioxidants and the power of Vitamin-C to topically boost your skin and restore a radiant, younger, healthy glow. Treat your skin while you cleanse with Murad Essential-C Cleanser. Promote better cell turnover and healthier skin with treatment products such as award-winning Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex® and Murad Active Radiance Serum.
Related Product: Murad Active Radiance® Serum
Boosts your skin’s natural defense against sun damage while encouraging repair of existing damage
“This product is such a great purchase because it really made a difference with my sun-damagd skin. I now wear less makeup because I am more confident with my even-toned and refreshed skin.” DrRo, Los Angeles
Fade Sun and Age Spots as They Appear
As the summer ends, you may already be seeing an increase in sun spots or age spots on your skin. Free radicals from UV rays damage the melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin—a UV absorbing pigment that gives skin natural defense against sun burn (but not aging and DNA damage that can lead to cancers). When your melanocytes are damaged, eventually they stop producing an even tan and you begin to l see more isolated dark brown spots forming on your face, neck, chest, arms and hands (essentially the areas that are most commonly exposed to the sun). Because age spots don’t fade the way a tan does, as soon as you see age spots and sun spots start to form, it’s time to start an aggressive program to help fade your age and sun spots. Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum uses Hydroquinone, the strongest skin lightener that you can get without a prescription, so it is a great choice. Don’t let age spots begin to become a permanent fixture on your complexion! Take action with Murad to fade them rapidly!
Related Product: Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Patented, scientifically proven formula combines the most powerful skin lightening ingredient at the highest level available without a prescription with a targeted skin-brightening blend to correct unwanted discoloration and protect against future damage.
“I absolutely love this product. I had a few age spots that I was very self conscious about. I spent thousands of dollars on expensive prescription creams and laser treatments with not much satisfaction. Since I started using this product 6 months ago, the spots have almost disappeared. Thank you!” Firefox, Denver, CO
Even the most responsible among us absorbs some sun damage during the summer! Be sure to take some small steps to correct what summer has left behind on your skin! Learn more about age spots and sun spots in the Murad Anti Aging Treatment and Resource Center.