Your Ultimate Guide to Treating Sun-Damaged Skin

During warmer months, it’s always nice to spend as much time outside as possible—whether that’s taking in the great outdoors, relaxing on the beach or lounging poolside. You may love hiking, visiting parks, or just enjoying brunch on the terrace. These activities are a great way to soak up some mood-enhancing sunshine. The catch? Skin concerns arise when you get too much sun. Excessive sun has serious long-term effects, causing permanent damage, sun spots, and wrinkles. Sun damage also results in short-term problems like blistering, sunburn and uneven blotches on the face.

Now for the good news: You can do a few things to combat the sun's adverse effects, both at home and professionally. Here's your go-to guide to treating sun-damaged skin:

How to Treat Sun-Damaged Skin at Home

Although preventative care is always best, knowing how to treat and care for sun-damaged skin will help minimize negative long-term effects. Our expert providers sweat by these products to help reverse sun damage:

ALASTIN Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®: TriHex technology offers the perfect recovery solution. This skin nectar supports healthy elastin and new collagen production.

Plated Intense Serum: This scientific breakthrough formula harnesses Renewosome™ technology in a serum that dramatically reduces brown spots, sun damage and wrinkles.

SkinMedica® Retinol Complex 0.5: Appropriate for all skin types, this does-it-all retinol enhances skin tone, texture, and resiliency—while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When using a retinol (year round, but particularly during the summer months!) it’s important to be especially diligent about applying SPF.

Discover more recovery-friendly products here.

How to Treat Sun-Damaged Skin Professionally

At-home care is a great way to supplement professional treatments that address sun damage. However, to optimally restore and rejuvenate your skin, you may want to consider in-clinic treatments. Here are some our top providers recommend:

Chemical peels: Professional-grade exfoliating treatments help address pigmentation and redness, leaving your skin smooth, bright and even.

IPL and BBL photofacials: BroadBand Light (BBL) and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacials are noninvasive treatments for sun damage and facial discoloration. They leave your skin looking fresh, clear and tight within one to five procedures.

Laser resurfacing: Med spas offers various laser resurfacing treatments to combat redness and address multiple other skin concerns. These lasers stimulate collagen production, removing the top layer of skin and triggering a healing reaction.

Microdermabrasion: This medical-grade exfoliation treatment is ideal for treating sun spots. The diamond-tipped wand buffs away dead skin cells, smoothing your skin and enabling skin care products to permeate your skin barrier and work more effectively.

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Get Professional Advice on How to Reverse Sun-Damaged Skin

Our SkinSpirit medical providers are industry-leading experts. We tailor all our medical-grade treatments to your unique skin care concerns and needs, delivering your perfect results. All our products are specifically formulated to help your skin look and feel healthy and gorgeous.

Contact us today to schedule a personalized consultation. We’ll come up with a treatment plan to effectively combat sun damage that’s the right fit for you and your skin.

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