Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines–these are all signs of sun damaged skin. The only best thing you can do now is apply sunscreen if you already have damaged your skin or if you are wondering if it’s possible to reverse the sun damage. Well, the hottest season of the year requires extra attention and tips so that you enjoy the season with ease. While we get it, staying out of the sun is one of the best ways to prevent sun damage but we know you can’t stay indoors forever. So, we are here to share some tips to protect your skin from getting damaged from harmful sun rays.
How does the sun affect our skin?
There are two different kinds of sun rays— UVA and UVB. Foremost, UVA rays tend to penetrate deep into the skin which can cause an immediate tanning effect and can easily contribute to early signs of ageing. Meanwhile, UVB rays can cause surface-level damage followed by tanning. Usually, most of the UVB rays are filtered but some of them might even cause skin cancer.
Tips & tricks to protect your skin from sun damage
Did you just say that you don’t have time for an intensive skincare regime? Well, you can still pamper yourself by acing the basics. Healthy lifestyle choices and good skin care can help you delay your ageing and prevent some of your skin problems. And when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful rays of the sun, we’ve got you all covered. You have to follow these tips and tricks to avoid sun-damaged skin in the future.
1) Wear SPF every day!
It's important to practise sun safety even if you’re staying indoors. A SPF should contain ingredients that help to protect your skin from all the harmful UV rays. The higher the SPF (sun protection factor) number, the greater protection from sun tan and sunburn. Invest in a SPF between 20 to 50 to give your skin adequate protection from harmful sun rays and prevent sun tan. Always apply your sunscreen at least 15 to 20 minutes prior to heading out in the sun. Also, remember to reapply your sunscreen every two to three hours! We recommend you to invest in Bravocado SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Gel, an ultra-lightweight and non-sticky formula that keeps skin fresh. It has active UVA and UVB filters that protect your skin infrared waves, sun tan and sunburn. How about adding to your cart?
2) Always moisturize
Did you know moisturizing traps water in your skin and can even reduce the look of fine lines? The water-based creams and moisturizers that are formulated with aloe and hyaluronic acid leave long-lasting hydration for your skin. Dry skin is one such common problem and moisturizers are the recommended solution! Our skin naturally loses the ability to retain the moisture as we age and an occlusive moisturiser helps to aid the skin barrier by rescuing the water loss from the skin.
We recommend you invest in Quench’s Matcha Better Anti-Shine Moisturizer as it instantly gets absorbed into your skin making it look healthy. With the power of matcha green tea, this moisturizer prevents skin damage that is caused by environmental damage such as pollution, UV rays and dust. And with this nourishing goodness it helps to reduce excess oil, boost skin radiance and will even prevent future breakouts. Well, yes it’s suitable for all skin types, especially oily skin.
3) Follow a proper diet
We always make sure to protect skin from the UV rays with the help of sunscreen, scarves, hats, but we miss out on the most important part- diet. A diet with ingredients like citrus fruits, fresh green leaf vegetables, and berries protects your skin against sun-induced damage. Moreover, if you intake water or green tea it helps you to neutralize free radicals, and further helps in preventing wrinkles and fine lines.
4) Exfoliate for bright skin
Your skin deserves extra TLC apart from your regular CTM. Invest in weekly exfoliation and masking helps in smoothing your skin and removes all the impurities. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt, makeup, and impurities and even helps in unclogging your pores so that new skin cells are developed. Invest in products that have actives and exfoliating ingredients such as AHA/BHA, multivitamins, hyaluronic acid, and cica as it can benefit your skin in a longer run. Moreover, invest in a nourishing serum like Chialeader Zit Fix Serum infused with salicylic acid that helps to exfoliate your dead skin cells, minimizes pore size, and control excess oil while giving you clear and smooth skin.
The prolonged sun exposure can dehydrate the top layer of the skin, all you need is Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizing Gel crafted with 2% niacinamide that calms your skin inflammation, reduces redness, and prevents fine lines. Plus, it is proven to be a daily-use moisturizer that makes your skin silky soft!
5) Add a skin purifying mask in your routine
Do you know why a face mask is important? A clay or sheet mask can be a great pick. It conditions and nourishes your skin by removing the dead skin cells, and extracting extra sebum production and impurities from your skin. You should apply a clay mask weekly as it can impart a natural glow to your face. We recommend you to use our rejuvenating Bravocado Deep Cleansing Clay Mask which is a creamy clay mask that clears out pores, purifies and soothes skin instantly. Packed with the dual action of two gentle clays – kaolin and bentonite, it draws out impurities from your skin, controls breakouts and leaves skin blemish-free. This minty green clay mask is what your skin has been craving!
6) Fix signs of ageing
Sun damage leads to loss of skin collagen and one can witness early signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots easily. Investing in retinol or bakuchiol infused products such as Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum is one such good investment. Known as a natural alternative to retinol, Bakuchiol in this serum enhances your skin texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles easily.
Did you know vitamin C helps in glowing up your skin? Well, how about trying out Yuzu range as it has 3X more vitamins than lemon, that not only prevents wrinkles, fine lines but improves skin elasticity. It’s time you add a pretty dewy glow to your skin!
7) Take care of under-eye area
Our under eye area shows early signs of aging and sun damage. And investing in a relaxing skincare regime helps your skin to cover up all the damage caused by sun rays. But stress can also make your skin sensitive and even trigger breakouts. So sit back, get enough sleep, follow a skincare regime, drink enough water and the results will make you smile from within! Invest in a de-puffing mask like Quench Bravocado Brightening Under Eye Hydrogel Mask for an ultra-rested look and even to soothe your tired eyes. Place thus cool hydrogel eye mask on eyes to soothe puffy eyes, reduces fine lines and wrinkles. You can also use a light-weight eye cream - Yuzu Fine Revitalizing Under Eye Gel infused with superfruit yuzu that boosts collagen, hydrates and minimizes signs of ageing around the eyes.