How to lighten sun damage naturally

Hello Val! We’ve been blessed with an incredible summer soaking up the sun while hiking, cottage pools, and outdoor patios. Despite careful sun care, many of us may notice new dark spots (also known as hyperpigmentation) on our faces, chests, or shoulders.

Spending time outside is good for you. We need vitamin D and sunlight can help improve your mood, but too much fun in the sun can lead to age spots, fine lines, and sagging skin.

Fall is the perfect time to fix up your post-summer complexion by incorporating these three ingredients:

1. Acids / Enzymes


Acids and enzymes are exfoliators that remove dead skin. Unify skin tone and reduce age spots, sun damage and discoloration of the skin after its appearance. It also allows for better product penetration, skin hydration and Support healthy skin function.

Choose between a chemical/enzyme (apply and leave) or a manual exfoliator (massage into the skin). Don’t be tempted to over-exfoliate to speed up the lightening process. Follow product directions because over-exfoliation can lead to irritation and redness.

Our favorite sun-damage scrubs:

  • Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Scrub:a weekly Enzyme and mechanical peeling mask who – which Contains fruit, honey, herbal enzymes and acids + ground nut shells. Massage into skin or apply and leave on for 15 minutes. For all skin types.
  • Josh Rosebrook Daily Acid Toner:Toner applied daily before serum and moisturizer It exfoliates, restores brightness and restores radiance to sun damaged skin. For all skin types.
  • Eminence Bright Skin Exfoliating Peel:a weekly Scrub leaves with a round cotton swab. Lactic and mandelic acids gently exfoliate the skin, exfoliating licorice root and a natural hydroquinone alternative to safely lighten and brighten skin. For all skin types.
  • Eminence Stone Crop Oxidizer – Nice every two weeks A powder-to-foam scrub containing baby greens, stonecrops and rice flour with azuki beans to brighten and purify skin. Use alone or with your cleanser. Always add water to activate. For all skin types.
  • Laurel berry and honey mask: Enzyme glowA bi-weekly exfoliating mask with nourishing honey, raspberry, raspberry and blackberry to brighten, moisturize and firm the skin. Great for tapping on honey. Avoid on sensitive skin or acne.

2. Vitamin C


Perhaps there is no single ingredient that is as essential and effective for healthy skin as vitamin C. It is an antioxidant that repairs sun damage by reducing pigmentation, even skin tone and protection Skin from sun damage by blocking an enzyme that causes skin discoloration. like that It fights the signs of aging by not only protecting existing collagen from free radicals (which break down the skin) but also stimulating collagen production (a
Soft and firm brick. When vitamin C is oxidized, it affects its effectiveness, so choose a stable form of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to lighten skin, fade dark spots, even skin tone, heal wounds, reduce scars and improve skin texture.



Our Favorite Vitamin C Serum for Sun Damage:

  • Eminence Citrus & Turnip Serum:This daily brightening and repairing serum contains potent and stable Vitamin C with Ferulic Acid that helps reduce free radical damage by 47% in 3 hours, protecting and repairing skin. Watery texture for all skin types.
  • Plasmodium Timeless Vitamin C Serum:An oil serum enriched with Vitamin C + E daily to support a healthy barrier, moisturize, calm, brighten and even skin tone. It is ideal for mature, dry, damaged, reactive, hyperpigmented and extremely sensitive skin. Avoid acne or skin congestion.
  • Laurel Sun Serum:A daily serum and essential defense oil in one that repairs the effects of excessive sun exposure. It brightens and evens skin tone and visibly reduces irritation and discoloration while tightening the skin and giving it a softer appearance. Contains oils that provide natural protection from the sun’s rays. For all skin types. Apply after the elixir and massage. Follow with a face balm as needed. For all skin types.
  • Kahina Brightening Serum:A lightweight daily fluid serum formulated with a powerful blend of rare white lily and Japanese seaweed to brighten skin, treat and prevent pigmentation.
    For all skin types.
  • Blissoma Aura Phyto Brightening Serum It is a daily protective and repair liquid serum to brighten skin, combat sun damage, hyperpigmentation and fine lines. For all skin types.

3. Retinol

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that helps reduce sun spots, reduce fine lines, and improve the overall texture of the skin. For best results and to avoid irritation, it is important that you understand when and how to incorporate them into your skincare routine.


Our favorite Retinol Serum for Sun Damage:

  • Josh Rosebrook Active Oil It’s a concentrated blend of retinoids and vitamin C in one. This gentle, rejuvenating retinoid face oil is fortified with a skin-lightening concentrate, and stable vitamin C that boosts retinoid performance for greater results and efficacy. Improves texture and tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines, supports, rejuvenates, and creates a radiant glow.

When you start using retinol, Apply every third day for the first two weeks. Then every other day if your skin can handle it. If you are sensitive or dehydrated, return to every third day. Retinoids increase skin sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn, so apply them at night, use an SPF during the day and limit your exposure to the sun. Combine retinol products with soothing, calming and hydrating ingredients: niacinamide, hyaluronic acid or peptides.

While Bakuchiol has been described as “Botanical Retinol, Offers sIt functions similar to athenol but has no structural similarity to retinoids.Retinol cannot be “vegetarian” – you cannot isolate retinol/vitamin A from a plant and use it in a cosmetic formula. Derivatives of tretinoin and retinol are laboratory-made and completely sustainable.

When treating sun damage and pigmentation, we recommend combining a facial treatment mask and gua sha to elevate your results.

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