Easy to Follow Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Prolonged exposure to sun damages skin and protection from the sun should be a critical part of your skincare routine. Using products that can prevent or even help reverse skin damage is essential. While a nice tan can look good in the moment, sun damage to your skin can be the first step to developing lines, wrinkles, and brown spots that will stick with you the rest of your life.

Issues the Sun Can Cause for Skin

Even though the sun supplies Vitamin D, overexposure can cause serious issues. Plus, the damage from sun exposure can build up over time. This exposure can lead to premature aging of skin, which isn't a look anyone wants.

Overexposure can cause dark spots on your skin and wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, and other issues. Sun damage can also cause sagging skin, leathery-looking skin, and yellowing of the skin.

Tips to Protect Your Skin

Wearing sunscreen with an SPF listing of at least 30 plus broad-screen protection can help to prevent damage. Also, avoid the sun from the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. Using lipstick or lip balm with an SPF of 30 or more will also help protect the sensitive skin on your lips.

The UV index is essential to pay attention to because it measures how damaging the sun will be on any given day at any particular time. It is often found in the weather report and most weather apps can tell you the current UV index throughout the day. If it is 10 or higher, you should stay indoors. Also, be careful around any surfaces that reflect, like water, sand, and even snow. The sun reflects on these surfaces and the risk of getting burnt increases.

Wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and a hat when going outdoors on a sunny day. Dark clothing blocks more sun than loosely woven clothing or white clothes. Another thing to keep in mind is any medication that can increase you skin sensitivity and help lead to a sunburn.

The Difference Between Your Face Skin and Body Skin

There are differences between the skin on your face and the skin on your body. For example, on your face, the skin cells are smaller, the layers are thinner and therefor the barrier is lesser. Therefore, the skin on your face serves as less of a barrier for environmental impacts.

The skin on your face is much thinner than the skin on your body. The layer of fat is thinner under the skin of your face too. This means your face is going to show the effects of excessive sun exposure before other parts of your body and is likely to make wrinkles more visible on the neck and face. Plus, the skin on your eyelids and around your eyes is the thinnest of all the skin and is highly sensitive.

You also have more oil glands on your face than your do on your body. This makes your face shinier and oilier. The oil on your face is there to ward off bacteria and lubricate your skin. So, if you clean your face excessively, it strips all these natural oils away and can dry your skin and make it look prematurely aged.

How ALODERMA Products Can Help

While we can't undo damage from the past, nor prevent future sun damage (sorry, that responsibility remains yours :) ), ALODERMA products are made with Pure, Fresh Aloe Vera within 12 Hours of Harvest and can help restore the appearance of skin damaged by the sun.  The ALODERMA's 

Signature Aloe Firming & Rejuvenating Set is designed to help combat the signs of again by featuring a Cleanser, Toner, Serum, and Facial Cream all formulated to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines associated with aging. Every product in the Signature Set features Organic Aloe Vera as its primary ingredient and a host of natural botanicals to keep your skin's youthful appearance.

The Aloe Nourishing Facial Cleanser is a skin smoothing cleanser with antioxidant rich ingredients that work together to remove impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin.

ALODERMA's Aloe Rejuvenating Skin Toner is designed to increase skin elasticity while leaving skin hydrated and nourished, locking in moisture to help protect against the effects of aging.

The Aloe Firming & Rejuvenating Serum Enriched with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, Aloe Firming & Rejuvenating Serum diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promotes skin’s natural renewal and restores its youthful firmness.

The Aloe Firming & Rejuvenating Cream mixes pure Aloe Vera with Hyaluronic Acid and Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Firming & Rejuvenating Cream helps prevent the loss of collagen, smooths out wrinkles and defends against signs of aging.

No Aloderma skin care routine would be complete without Pure Aloe Vera Gel, made from pure Aloe and good throughout the day and as part of any skin care routine. The natural state of aloe vera will nourish your skin plus moisturize, repair, soothe and improve the skin’s overall elasticity.

Keeping your skin healthy and well protected from the sun is essential. Overexposure can cause problems with your skin and aging. Use common sense when it comes to the sun and taking care of your skin is critical. While we can't prevent what happened in the past, ALODERMA products are a great way to help keep your skin looking young and combat the appearance of aging in the here and now with the natural power of aloe vera.