Taking Care of Your Skin Before and After Sun Exposure

Items to Protect the Skin from Sun Damage

As the warmer months approach and you begin to spend more time outside in the sun, it is important to make sure that you are taking the necessary precautions to protect your skin from sun damage and even skin cancer.

There are several important tips to keep in mind in order to avoid the harmful effects of the sun, as well as products that can be used to take care and improve the appearance of sun damaged skin after too much exposure.

Preventing Sun Damage to Your Skin

Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun starts even before you go outside. Applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher even on cloudy or cooler days before you go outside is a great way to avoid UV damage to the skin. If you are going to be in the sun for a longer period of time or will be swimming, exercising, or participating in other activities that may cause the sunscreen to wear off, it is important to have sunscreen with you in order to reapply it when needed.

Another safety tip to keep in mind is to have a good pair of sunglasses to protect the eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes from the sun's harmful rays. A hat is also useful to have on you in order to help with shading the eyes and face, as well as the ears and back of the neck.

Other sun safety tips include having on hand a lip balm with SPF, using cosmetics that contain SPF, wearing practical clothing to protect the rest of the body from the sun, and simply seeking out shade to get relief from the sun. As temperatures rise and the sun’s rays become more intense, it is even more necessary to keep these tips in mind and your skin and body healthy.

Using Skinuva® Products to Treat Sun-Damaged Skin

Both Skinuva® Scar and Skinuva® Brite can be used to help take care of your skin after being in the sun too long. 

Using Skinuva Brite for Treating Sunspots

Skinuva Brite is an excellent product for treating sunspots. Sunspots, also known as solar lentigines, are very common and can develop on the skin after being exposed to the sun. Often more common in people with fair skin, sunspots are flat brown spots that appear on areas of the body that get a lot of sun exposure, such as the face. Skinuva Brite's selective synthetic Growth Factors and other natural ingredients, such as Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide, and Arbutin, make it a safe and effective solution for treating hyperpigmentation like sunspots. To see how Skinuva Brite has improved sunspots and other types of hyperpigmentation, check out our before and after gallery here.

Using Skinuva Scar for Treating Sunburns

Although Skinuva Scar was primarily developed to improve the appearance of scars, the same ingredients that it contains have been shown to improve burns. Skinuva Scar's ingredients include Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, Centella Asiatica, Hyaluronic Acid, Silicone Cream, and synthetic Growth Factors. There is a published clinical study on Skinuva Scar's safety and efficacy in treating post C02 laser burns, therefore it can also be used to improve and soothe sunburns until they are fully healed, which in some instances may be up to 2 weeks. You can read the summary of this study, published by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc., on our Clinical Studies page here.

If you are interested in trying Skinuva Scar or Skinuva Brite to help treat and improve the appearance of sun damaged skin, you can view our product collection here.