4 Signs of Sun Damage & How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

4 Signs of Sun Damage & How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

There’s a lot to love about summer — except what it can do to your skin. The sunniest and warmest season can also leave signs of skin damage sustained as a consequence of sun exposure and higher temperatures. Some people’s skin can change quite a bit over the summer. Oily skin can get oilier, dry skin can get drier, and sensitive skin can be subject to irritation. We’re looking at ways to know if you have sun damaged skin and, just as important, how to protect your skin from the sun with smart summer skin care.


How Your Skin May Have Sustained Sun Damage Over The Summer

Who doesn’t love summer — there are longer days, warmer weather and the opportunity to spend more time outside. However this can sometimes have a negative impact on our skin. “The continued heat and UV exposure in the summer causes many changes in our skin,” says Garnier SkinActive consulting dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “Brown spots and wrinkles can appear or become more noticeable as a result of UV exposure. By the end of the summer, the skin can appear dull and feel drier.”


If you notice dark spots on your skin there are ways to help fade their appearance or brighten them so that they become less noticeable. If your skin is oilier than usual, change some of the skin care products in your routine to curb shininess. If it feels more parched, make sure to hydrate skin and nourish it. Here are four symptoms of sun damaged skin and the summer skin care products to protect it.


1. Dark Spots: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel

Is your skin uneven and splotchy with dark spots after summer? Time to enlist the help of a targeted skin care product to fade their appearance and reveal an even complexion. This overnight peel can help skin appear refined, brighter and more even. Formulated with glycolic alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and Vitamin C, it can help reveal radiant skin and brighten the appearance of discoloration. Use this as you transition into fall for a luminous skin complexion.


2. Dry Skin: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion Fragrance-Free SPF15

If your skin is noticeably drier due to sun exposure or warm temperatures, use a hydrating lotion to nourish your skin. The key component? Broad-spectrum sunscreen, which will help protect your skin from further sun damage. Garnier SkinActive’s daily lotion helps hydrate and strengthen your skin. Your dry skin can go from rough and dried out to silky-soft and smooth. Formulated with glycerin and SPF 15, your dry skin will look and feel better after a hot summer.


3. Oily Skin: Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask

While oily skin isn’t necessarily a sign of sun damage, it’s still an undesirable change to your skin that needs your attention. If your skin is looking shinier than usual with the weather change, try giving it a deep clean with a skin care product formulated with kaolin to help absorb excess oil without overdrying. This clay cleanser/mask is a detox product that refreshes and deeply cleanses skin. It has a creamy clay-based formula that multitasks as a facial cleanser or a face mask, depending on how long you leave it on your skin, to purify pores and help draw out skin impurities.


4. Fine Lines: Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer

Now that summer is over, do you notice more fine lines on your skin? Garnier SkinActive’s face serum and moisturizer can help them become less visible for younger-looking skin. Formulated with Vitamin E, pro-retinol (a form of Vitamin A) and rice peptides, regular use of this face moisturizer can intensely hydrate your skin for a healthy-looking youthful glow after a long, hot summer.


With the right skin care products you can take your skin from summer to fall with an even, nourished, bright and youthful-looking skin complexion.