How To Get Rid Of Damaged Skin And Their Early Signs

A variety of factors such as sun exposure, improper diet, can lead to skin damage. Here is everything you need to know about early signs of damaged skin and how to nip them in the bud.

Who does not wish to have a soft and baby smooth without any acne scars, spots or other skin damage, right? And in order to achieve that, we do everything that we can. From trying out new products to following an intensive skincare routine, there is just so much that one can do and it still does not get enough.

Early signs of damaged skin and how to nip them in the bud

Early signs of damaged skin and how to nip them in the bud

While it is true that our skin and body naturally age as we get older, increasing lines, wrinkles, age spots, and redness is something we cannot stop from happening. Although we cannot stop the ageing process, there are a few things that cause irreversible damage to your skin and can make you look older than your actual age.

Since your skin is fragile and can damage easily, it’s wise to take precautions to avoid it from getting damage. So before we get to how to prevent early signs of damaged skin, let us first know its causes and treatment.

What causes skin damage?

Sun exposure – Too much Vitamin D can be bad for your skin’s health. The sun permeates the skin’s layers which causes rapid ageing. The ultraviolet rays from the sun break down the elasticity and collagen in your skin. And as a result, your skin starts to get wrinkles and can also develop brown spots. So make sure you wear a good high SPF not only when you go out but also when you are in the comfort of your home.

Unhealthy diet – It is rightly said that what you feed to your tummy, ultimates shows on your skin. Following a healthy and nutritious diet is as important as following an intense skincare routine. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, specifically Vitamin C, which can help promote radiant skin and lessen visible signs of skin damage.

Smoking and drinking – Cigarettes and alcohol contain toxins that are harmful to your body as well as skin. Smoking constricts your blood vessels, which causes your skin to get less oxygen and nutrients than needed. This lack of oxygen and nutrients leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. On the other hand, drinking dehydrates your body, and dehydrated skin ages faster than nourished skin.

Pollution – Pollutants present in the environment can penetrate readily into living layers of skin where they cause free radical damage.

Face movements – Making the same expressions with your face can potentially lead to skin damage. Repetitive movements with muscle contraction can cause facial wrinkling.

Symptoms of damaged skin

Redness

Sensitivity

Flakiness and Peeling

Itchiness

Increased breakouts

Rashes

Wrinkles

Fine lines

How to prevent skin damage

Stay hydrated

Limit sun exposure

Wear sunscreen

Exercise regularly

Be gentle with your face

Limit touching your face

Don’t take stress

Avoid smoking and drinking

Remove makeup before going to bed

Follow a proper skincare routine

Remedies for damaged skin

Avocado

Include avocado in your beauty regime. Not only it moisturises the skin but also helps prevent and treat acne. The antioxidants in avocado oil may help to ease the symptoms of a sunburn. Avocado oil can be directly applied to the skin. One can massage gently afterward. You can also mix it with lotions, creams, shower gels, or bath oils without the fear of any adverse effects.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera tops the list when it comes to skincare. The pulp of aloe vera has been used for centuries for healing scars, acne-cause skin damage, and sunburns. Its magical properties also help in reducing dark spots, redness, and even soothes your skin.

Skincare routine 

A dedicated skincare routine that involves cleaning, toning, and moisturising is a must after taking a bath and before going to bed at night.

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