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Four Simple Ways to Repair Sun Damage

By Victoria Girard, Contributor to Organic Living on AllThingsHealing.com
9/21/2013 9:34:41 AM

As summer comes to an end you may find yourself worrying about how much time your skin spent in the sun; maybe a little too much sun exposure during those oh-so-enticing months. I know, I know, it feels like heaven on earth when the sun baths your skin in pure warmth especially after hunkering down over the vast cold winter months. But the more time you spend in the sun, especially unprotected, the more lines, wrinkles, age spots and rough skin your sun-damaged skin develops.

It's NOT too late to repair some of the damage!

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1. LED light therapy

LED red light therapy actually has the ability to repair damage within your cells. Powerful red and infrared LEDs easily penetrate and soak into skin and tissue where they stimulate cellular activity, increase collagen production, accelerate healing, and boost reparative processes. This advanced technology, originally discovered by NASA for wound healing, is incredibly popular in spas and doctor's offices due to impressive results, no pain and time-efficient treatment. But you don't have to travel to a spa or doctor's office in order to reap the rewards of red LED light therapy. You can use this intensive therapy in your own home while relaxing in your comfy pajamas. The DPL Therapy System and the Baby Quasar are professional grade systems that give you remarkable results at home.

2. Topical skin care

Using the top skin care products containing naturally anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin C and vitamin A will help repair some of the damage as well. Although not as powerful as red light therapy, these ingredients can make a huge impact on the health of your skin. Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant that helps fight free radical attacks that love nothing more than to destroy your healthy cells. It also boosts collagen and elastin production and gives your skin a beautiful glow.

Vitamin A promotes cellular renewal and stimulates collagen synthesis but should only be applied at night because it causes skin sensitivity to sunlight and when this ingredient is exposed to the sun free radicals result. Wearing vitamin C during the day and vitamin A at night is a great one two punch in promoting healthier skin.

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