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4 Tips For Restoring Your Skin This Summer

As we grow older our skin becomes more damaged, both from age and from exposure to the elements. While skincare is always important it becomes even more so as we grow older and our skin takes longer to heal and repair itself.

During the summer months our skin becomes more dry and it is more exposed to sun. This means that special attention should be given during the summer months to ensure that our skin looks its best and is as healthy as possible.

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4 Tips for Restoring Your Skin This Summer

What Causes Damage To Skin?

There are many factors that cause damage to your skin and knowing what these are is the first step towards repairing your skin. When skin cells break down it weakens the epidermis (the outer protective layer of your skin) which leaves your skin even more vulnerable and less efficient at repairing and healing itself.

Here are some of the main causes of skin damage:

  • Exposure to the sun
  • Weather elements such as the wind, rain and extreme temperatures
  • Pollution, including cigarette smoke
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Not enough exercise and bad eating habits
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Harsh chemicals in skincare products
  • Chlorine

While we can avoid some of these we will have to come into contact with some of the above. While we cannot completely avoid all of these factors we can take certain steps to lessen the effects such as using sunscreen daily, wearing a hat and avoiding too much time in the direct sun.

Signs Of Skin Damage

If your skin is not healthy there will be signs that your skin is damaged. These can include:

  • Dry, flaky and dull skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Loss of firmness and elasticity of skin
  • Freckles and moles
  • Swelling, redness, inflammation and irritation
  • Sun spots
  • Acne
  • Excessive pigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Visible blood vessels

How To Restore and Rejuvenate Your Skin

While aging is inevitable and you will get wrinkles over time there is still a lot that you can do to improve the health of your skin and prevent and repair damage.

Here are the top ways to restore your skin:

Have A Good Daily Skincare Routine

The importance of a good daily skincare routine cannot be emphasized enough. It does not have to be complicated or take up a lot of time. Cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin every day will ensure that your skin is kept healthy and clean on a day to day basis.

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Make Use Of Skin Rejuvenation Products

While daily skincare is great, if your skin is damaged you will need to go the extra mile to help your skin heal and repair itself. We recommend using SBR Creams Repair and SBR Lipocream.

SBR Repair Cream adds the fatty substance to your skin that usually takes your body’s skin days to produce. It is ideal for very dry skin.

SBR Lipocream is wonderful for restoring and maintaining your skin’s barrier. It is good for using on irritated, sensitive skin and will help to repair and prevent cracked, dry and chapped skin.

SBR Repair Cream and SBR Lipocream can be purchased from Dischem pharmacies and Clicks.

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Look After Your Overall Health

A lot of the factors that influence your skin health and your skin’s ability to heal itself are the things you should be doing anyway to be in optimal health.

Make sure you are eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Avoid eating too much junk food, salt, sugar and carbs. Include foods in your diet that offer plenty of zinc, vitamin c and protein.

Avoid drinking too much coffee, alcohol and sugary drinks, instead drink lots of water and herbal teas. Drinking dandelion tea will help your body to detox which will in turn be beneficial for your skin.

Regular exercise will get your blood pumping through your body, bringing vital nutrients to all your organs, including your skin. This will be excellent for skin repair as well as give your skin a healthy glow.

Take Collagen Supplements

Collagen plays a major role in your skin health. As you age your body produces less collagen. Taking collagen supplements will help to hydrate and strengthen your skin, improving the elasticity and slowing the aging process.

Taking collagen supplements may help your body to produce other proteins such as fibrillin and elastin and that help to structure your skin.

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