My 3 ‘secrets’ to reversing sun damage
Posted on 29 August 2016
Remember the days when you were stoked that you didn’t get carded at the bottle shop? Not long after those days come the days when being carded is a compliment. Now at 37 years old, being mistaken for a teenager is out of the question, instead ensuring I have the best possible skin I can have is my goal.
Being raised by my father, there was not a lot of beauty products at home growing up, nor was there the budget. But as a young teenager full of insecurities, looking for womanly advice, comfort and role models, I vividly remember a family friend (who I thought was oh-so glamorous) giving me some sound beauty advice that I have always followed, even today. Her simple advice was...
don’t shave your legs. Ever*+.
….and (more to the point)
use moisturizer on your face every day.
Looking back, that women, who I thought was an old lady, was probably my age now… or younger!
*I have shaved my legs once, it was an emergency, I was in a foreign city and needed to attend a wedding.
+ For the record I either wax or Epilady. I’m not confident enough to go en natural.
So, other than using moisturizer on my face every day, how do I keep my skin looking and feeling great?
I’ll share the secret with you: given that 90% of the visible signs of ageing are caused by sun damage, having the best possible skin comes down to…
reducing sun damage!
I understand that this advice is not as sexy as you had hoped, and certainly not very profound – but it is effective nevertheless.
And I promise, if you follow my simple top 3 skin ‘secrets’ you too can repair and even reverse signs of ageing.
So, here you have it…
1. Use sunscreen:
2. Eat well and hydrate:
If you think advice to essential ‘eat healthy’ is too general, then stop reading now, because the next tip is really going to make your eyes roll.
3. Cover up:
You could also try laser treatments, photodynamic theory, chemical peels, bleaching cream, facial fillers, hydroquinone, intense pulsed light, or topical antioxidants – but before you splash out on expensive treatments, why don’t you book yourself in for an appointment with a qualified dermatologist and follow an expert’s advice tailored for you.
In the meantime, sun protection clothing. Just saying! 😀