Five Ways to Erase Sun Damage

Erase sun damageSummer in Southern California wouldn’t be complete without beach time. Unfortunately, spending too much time at California’s beautiful beaches sometimes comes at a price. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can lead to wrinkles, age spots, or even sunburns. Fortunately, there are several ways you can erase sun damage and protect your skin from further harm. Here, Dr. Savalia from Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery shares five important tips to erase sun damage and restore your skin’s natural glow.

Exfoliate for Healthier Skin

The sun causes your skin to dry and dead skin cells to accumulate. Exfoliating your skin gets rid of these dead skin cells that clog up your pores and help make way for a new, healthy layer of skin. Exfoliating daily also helps your skin recover more quickly from sun damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Moisturize to Keep Skin Vibrant

Moisturizing not only hydrates the skin but also helps it look younger and brighter. Use a moisturizer with ingredients like vitamin C to revitalize the skin and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Dr. Savalia offers his patients a variety of high-quality moisturizers, including SkinMedica’s Rejuvenative Moisture and iS Clinical’s Moisturizing Complex. Both of these moisturizers are rich in antioxidants that smooth and protect the skin.

Drink Water to Refresh Your Skin

Hydrating throughout the day can improve skin texture and appearance. Water helps release toxins from the skin and prevent it from looking flaky or dry. It’s recommended you drink six to eight glasses a day to maintain a youthful and radiant glow.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel removes dead and damaged surface layers of skin to reveal healthy, younger-looking skin. This treatment can address fine lines, age spots and uneven complexion caused by sun damage. Many of Dr. Savalia’s patients like to combine chemical peels with other non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX for a more youthful appearance.

Invest in Quality Skincare Products

To keep your skin looking its absolute best, make sure you use only high-quality products on your skin. For skin discoloration and dark spots, try SkinMedica’s Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, which can improve your skin tone in as little as four weeks. SkinMedica’s Facial Cleanser keeps skin healthy and clean by removing excess oil and makeup. If you’re planning on spending more time out in the sun this summer, try SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen. This ultra-sheer broad resistance sunscreen is both fragrance- and oil-free. Dr. Savalia is proud to offer these skincare products and others at his Newport Beach office.

For more information on how to achieve clearer, smoother, more beautiful skin, reach out to skincare specialist Dr. Savalia. Schedule your personal appointment with Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at 949-759-0980.