Summer Sun Attacks Your Skin

5 Ways The Summer Sun Attacks Your Skin Health

Summer Sun Attacks Your Skin

Summer is almost here, and this season is made for days at the beach and barbeques in your backyard. However, it also means hot sun for longer periods of time, and that can be a problem for your skin.

Here are 5 ways the summer sun can attack your skin.

Skin Cancer

IF you’re not protecting your skin form the summer sun, you should, if for no other reason than to avoid the dreaded C word: cancer. Skin cancer comes in many forms, including basal cell skin cancer (occurring in the basal cells that make up the lower-level of the epidermis), squamous cell (a cancer of the upper layer of the epidermis that may grow or spread), and melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer. Although some skin cancer occurrences can be safely removed if found early, others could spread to other parts of your body. You can help keep your skin healthy and cancer-free by applying a sunscreen with at least a 15 SPF daily and covering your skin if you go out.

Premature aging

That sun-kissed look may make you feel sexy, but sun over exposure can be extremely damaging in the long run. Ultraviolet rays contribute to more than 80% of environmental factors when it comes to aging skin. Some signs of aging skin due to sun exposure include blotchy tone, wrinkles, freckles and loss of firmness. Sunblock can help protect your skin and actually improve the look; in fact, a study in 2007 found sunscreen is as effective as regular moisturizer. Your best bet? Find a wrinkle cream with an SPF factor, like the Neutrogena healthy skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream with SPF15.

Actinic Keratosis

That rough, dry patch of skin on your arm might be more than just a nuisance; it could develop into skin cancer. Actinic keratosis is marked by small, raised areas on skin that has had a great deal of exposure to the sun. If you find actinic keratosis on your skin (or find a rough, raised spot that appears suddenly) it’s best to get it checked because actinic keratosis can turn into squamous cell skin cancer down the road. Treatments include medicated creams , laser surgery or chemical peeling.

Dry skin

Excessive sun exposure can be unattractive and uncomfortable. Dry skin is a common complaint for individuals whose skin has been affected by the summer sun; Skin feels rough and scaly and is accompanied by an intense itch. To combat the effects of summer sun on your skin, take a shower after spending time in the sun and moisturize well. Another great option for treating dry skin is an oatmeal bath – simply grind oats in a food processor, sprinkle in the tub with warm (not hot) water and soak for 15 minutes. You could also wear a long sleeve UV protection shirt.

Sun spots

Sun spots are very common as your skin ages (and become most common after age 40), and are marked by a light brown or black spot on your hands, arms or forehead. These spots (also known as liver spots) are painless and medically benign. Common treatments for age spots include chemical peels and dermabrasion, which removes the top layer of your skin with a rapidly rotating brush. If those treatments sound way too harsh, try some home remedies, like lemon juice (applying juice to your skin two times a day can lighten the spots) and buttermilk (the lactic acid in buttermilk can lesson the appearance.)

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Treat Dry Skin on your face

How to Treat Dry Skin on your Face

Treat Dry Skin on your face

How to Treat Dry Skin on your Face

It is a common misconception that the only way to treat dry skin on your face is to pile on a heavy moisturizer. Unfortunately, this can often clog pores and leave you with a very shiny appearance. Many of these products merely sit on top of the skin’s surface. So, while it may feel less tight and even look better temporarily, when you wash your face you realize that the root of the problem is not being addressed. The only way to treat dry skin is to rehydrate and repair deep beneath the surface where it actually counts. This is what NeriumAD does!

Why do You Have Dry Skin?

Chances are pretty good that if you think back to when you were young, dry skin was never a problem. Then, you may have started wearing cheap makeup or sunblock, or spending more time in the sun. As a result, oxidation occurred which disrupted the pH balance in your skin. As a result, you may have started using a moisturizer, but the vast majority of these products only work temporarily. They essentially put a Band-Aid on the problem because they make your skin appear and feel better while you are wearing them, but when you wash your face, you also wash away that protective coating you had applied earlier. To truly treat dry skin, you need to hydrate it beneath the skin’s surface and provide it with beneficial ingredients that improve its health and fight further damage from being done by UV rays, pollution, over-washing, facial cleanser, makeup, etc.

Benefits of Aloe Vera

Now, you may look at NeriumAD and assume that it won’t do anything to help dry skin because it is marketed to repair fine lines, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. What you may be interested to learn is that the first and most important ingredient is aloe. What you may not realize is that aloe is one of the most beneficial ingredients you can put on your skin. The soothing get in the plant’s succulent leaves have natural and unparalleled skin care properties.

Most people at some point have lathered pure aloe gel on a sunburn. You may have done this because it was soothing, but if think back, you will also realize that it kept you from peeling because it hydrated and repaired the skin. Otherwise, you would have had an entire layer of cells flaking and peeling away in unsightly patches.

Aloe has also been long used to stimulate cellular rejuvenation due to beneficial components like amino acids, antioxidants, and enzymes. This means that it helps prevent and can reverse signs of aging. Now, you may be thinking that you don’t have any fine lines or dark spots so you don’t need to repair your skin, but you do!

People with dry skin are more susceptible to wrinkles, discoloration, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone. Persistent dry skin causes the dermal layer of the skin to become thinner. This is where collagen is created, but since the layer is thinner, less collagen can be produced. It also makes it more difficult for nutrients and oxygen to reach the skin’s surface.

Skin needs moisture and oxygen to thrive. Therefore, you need to drink plenty of water every day to nourish from the inside-out, and take corrective measures to repair the dermal layer so the moisture and oxygen can do their job in helping you retain a youthful appearance. Layering on heavy moisturizers won’t solve your dry skin problem. You need to correct the underlying concern; NeriumAD can help!

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