Protecting your skin from the effects of UVA and UVB rays is the smartest way to prevent skin cancer and long-term damage. There are several ways that you can transform your current skincare routine to include daily rituals that care for your skin’s wellness without spending hours in the bathroom. Here are a select few daily (or weekly) skincare rituals that provide the protection and reparative results that your skin needs due to sun exposure and damage.


Overnight Skincare

Instead of using a heavy face cream, choose an anti aging serum with lightweight coverage and penetrative properties. An overnight, anti-inflammatory treatment can reverse the damage caused by sun exposure and aging. By working from the inside out, overnight treatments strengthen the skin barrier and increase protection from future damage.

Ingredients like green tea leaf extract can help prevent the damage associated with skin cancer, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Tea polyphenols are naturally astringent and packed with anti-inflammatory properties. They also prevent the enzymes that break down the natural production of collagen and elastase, leading to early signs of aging. Green tea leaf extract should be a leading ingredient of any skin serum you use to care for sun damage.

SPF Protection

Protecting skin with SPF against UVA and UVB rays shields it, providing the first line of defense. Instead of treating sun damage, start by protecting it with SPF 20 non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen as your last step in your morning skincare routine. Non-nano zinc oxide is the safest source of sun protection. Paired with antioxidants, this daily protection provides the safety the skin needs and hinders the effects of free radical damage.

Apply every morning in every season to protect the skin throughout the year. Be aware that SPF damage can still occur in fall and winter months.

Hyaluronic Acid

Sodium hyaluronate, or hyaluronic acid, is one of the best skincare ingredients for damaged and aging skin types. Not only does it hold 1,000 times its weight in water, but it penetrates deeply to provide the moisture the skin needs along with serious and long-lasting hydration. This powerful element in a hydrating serum helps aging and damaged cells retain water.

Hyaluronic acid also provides antioxidant defense against free radical damage and reduces inflammation, making it a safe ingredient for sensitive skin types. The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, but production slows over time. Reinvigorate aging skin with this impressive polysaccharide.

Weekly Facial

Dead skin cell buildup results in a dull or dry complexion, especially if your skin struggles with retaining moisture. A weekly facial with lactic acid and essential fatty acids slough away dead skin cells and enable potent nutrients to deliver the nourishment the skin cells need. Illuminate a dull complexion in less than five minutes with a resurfacing mask that doesn’t strip, dry out, or dehydrate your skin.

While most facials with lactic acid focus on removing dead skin cells, make sure that the one you choose also has hydrating ingredients like mango butter, avocado butter, and jojoba seed oil. Dull skin craves deep moisture, an element that all of these ingredients are packed to the brim with. Experience a lasting glow despite sun damage or signs of aging with a facial at home once a week.

About True Botanicals

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