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What Are the Best Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin?

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  • What Are the Best Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin?

    Every summer, people flock to the beaches or lie out by the pool to enjoy the sun’s warmth. Many of us love the sun-kissed look we get from being outside—but sadly, it comes at a price. That price is sun-damaged skin and signs of aging.

    Sun exposure leads to damage that shows up mainly when we get older. Age spots, wrinkles, and saggy are just a few reasons adults start seeking the best treatments for sun-damaged skin.

  • Can Sun-Damaged Skin Be Reversed?

    While you can’t reverse time, you can improve the appearance of skin that’s been damaged by sun exposure. Essentially, you’re reversing the physical effects that the sun has had on your skin. Certain ingredients in skincare products can help repair damage and create a firmer, smoother, more youthful look.

  • The Most Effective Sun-Damaged Skin Treatments

    The Most Effective Sun-Damaged Skin Treatments

    The Most Effective Sun-Damaged Skin Treatments

    Types of skin damage from the sun include:

    • Sunburn
    • Wrinkles
    • Loose or sagging skin
    • Sun or age spots (also known as liver spots)
    • Spider veins
    • Dry skin
    • Melasma (brown or gray patches)
    • Actinic keratosis (AK)

    If you have sun-damaged skin on your face or other body areas, you have options. Let’s look at the most effective treatments for sun damage available today.

    Skin cell turnover is essential for healthy skin, and sun damage can slow the turnover rate. The result is dry, uneven skin, and signs of aging.
    Chemical exfoliants help increase cell turnover and improve the appearance of sun-worn skin.
    Two of the best exfoliants are alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) :

    1. AHAs are best for stimulating cell turnover and collagen to reduce wrinkles and improve firmness.

    2. BHAs are best for anti-inflammatory and antibacterial support for oily and acne-prone skin.

    These are often the active ingredients in chemical peels, a popular treatment for sun-damaged skin and other concerns. Chemical exfoliants help remove outer skin layers to reveal fresh layers and increase turnover. The process can help improve fine lines and uneven pigmentation. The level and duration will depend on the levels of damage.

    And always pair a chemical exfoliant with a hydrating cream to avoid dryness. Lack of moisture contributes to older-looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is also great to use with AHAs because it provides hydration while reducing the risk of irritation.

  • Retinols and Retinoids

    Retinols and retinoids are derived from vitamin A. They prompt skin cells to turn over while boosting collagen production. More collagen helps plump up the skin to decrease wrinkles and fine lines and shrink pores. Products with retinol can also help lighten dark spots that many of us have from too much sun.

    Note that retinol can be harsh and can also increase the risk of sunburn. It’s best to use products with retinyl palmitate, which is the gentlest form.

    Retinols and Retinoids

    Retinols and Retinoids

    Retinols and retinoids are derived from vitamin A. They prompt skin cells to turn over while boosting collagen production. More collagen helps plump up the skin to decrease wrinkles and fine lines and shrink pores. Products with retinol can also help lighten dark spots that many of us have from too much sun.

    Note that retinol can be harsh and can also increase the risk of sunburn. It’s best to use products with retinyl palmitate, which is the gentlest form.

    All of our FRANZ Skincare products use retinyl palmitate, so you get the benefits of these compounds without worrying about additional damage.

  • Antioxidants

    UV rays and free radicals damage skin, breaking down collagen and leading to visible aging signs. Antioxidants in skincare products act as a shield and healer.

    These substances can help slow the signs of aging, decrease collagen breakdown, and prevent further sun damage. They also fight the inflammatory response your skin has to sun exposure. Antioxidants are helpful for dark spots, abnormal pigmentation, uneven skin tones, and other sun damage.

    Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and polyphenols are common antioxidants in topical skincare products for sun damage.

  • Adenosine

    Adenosine is a groundbreaking ingredient in the skincare market today, with powerful anti-wrinkle and restorative properties. It’s derived from yeast and is naturally occurring in your body.

    Antioxidants

    Adenosine

    Adenosine is a groundbreaking ingredient in the skincare market today, with powerful anti-wrinkle and restorative properties. It’s derived from yeast and is naturally occurring in your body.

    Adenosine has skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory effects. It also promotes faster collagen production to plump up skin and stimulate repair. For these reasons, adenosine plays a crucial role in our Saint 21 Gold Microcurrent Mask meant to revive advanced signs of aging.

  • Lightening Agents

    If you see products for brightening or lightening skin spots, they probably contain hydroquinone. This ingredient has skin-lightening effects and is often combined with retinoid. The combo can help fix sun spots and uneven pigmentation.

  • Laser Therapy

    In-office treatments for sun damage may include some type of laser therapy. Many different options involve a dermatologist or plastic surgeon consult. Laser therapies target pigmentation issues, wrinkles, and other types of UV damage.

    The type and duration of laser therapy depends on the damage level and skin concerns. More intensive treatments will require significant recovery periods.

  • Tissue X® Masks: Non-Invasive Treatment

    While many sun-damaged skin treatments involve doctor visits, Tissue X® Masks deliver active ingredients to all skin layers without additional tools or products. And even though it’s less invasive, the clinical results are on par with professional procedures at the doctor’s office (and for a fraction of the price).

    Tissue X® uses microcurrent technology inspired by the ocean. The masks create tiny waves across your face to rejuvenate and penetrate the skin six times deeper than other face masks.

    The benefits include:

    • Maximum hydration
      (which is vital for healthy skin)
    • Skin toning
    • Skin brightening
    • Great for sunburn recovery
    Tissue X® Masks: Non-Invasive Treatment

    Tissue X® Masks: Non-Invasive Treatment

    While many sun-damaged skin treatments involve doctor visits, Tissue X® Masks deliver active ingredients to all skin layers without additional tools or products. And even though it’s less invasive, the clinical results are on par with professional procedures at the doctor’s office (and for a fraction of the price).

    Tissue X® uses microcurrent technology inspired by the ocean. The masks create tiny waves across your face to rejuvenate and penetrate the skin six times deeper than other face masks.

    The benefits include:

    • Maximum hydration
      (which is vital for healthy skin)
    • Skin toning
    • Skin brightening
    • Great for sunburn recovery

    Tissue X® Masks make optimum treatments for skin damage possible at home. The Premium Microcurrent Facial Dual Mask combines breakthrough technology with many of the ingredients listed above to address sun damage and more.

  • So, can sun-damaged skin be reversed? In a sense, yes. These treatments can help reverse the signs of sun damage and improve the appearance of wrinkles, lines, sun spots, and other issues.

    Explore the best options for you, and for at-home, clinically proven resolutions that combine science and nature, FRANZ Skincare is here for you.
    Shop our top products for sun damage and anti-aging here.

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