In these summer months, it’s hard to resist the urge to go out and enjoy the sunshine. However, as we all know, the sun can be more than just fun. There are real dangers involved with overexposure to harmful UV rays.
There are many skincare products to help heal sun-damaged skin. One of the best ways to naturally soothe sun-damaged skin is with powerful seaberry oil.
The Harmful Effects of Sun to Your Skin
Sun damage is a well-known problem these days to those concerned with the health of their skin. Overexposure to the sun unprotected has been linked to skin cancer. Sunburn is another problem that occurs from exposure to the sun, though it is less serious.
While getting vitamin D from the sun is important, skin health should remain a priority. That is why it is important to protect the skin with sunscreen. Another way to help cut back sun-damage to the skin is by following the best after-care methods.
The Soothing Properties of Sea Buckthorn
Sea buckthorn is well-known for its topical use on wounds and skin irritation. This is because it holds powerful chemical properties that help reduce inflammation. Sea buckthorn oil contains high amounts of linoleic acid, palmitoleic acid, and vitamin E.
These fatty acids are very important for skin health. Not only do they help nourish the skin, but they may also work to repair skin.
The carotenoids that give sea buckthorn its orange color may also prevent sun damage to the skin. Sea buckthorn oil also helps the skin hold water, which reduces premature signs of aging caused by overexposure to the sun.
Other Oils to Help Help Heal Skin
Sea buckthorn oil is a great choice when it comes to caring for skin overexposed to the sun. However, there are other natural oils that may also help. Many natural oils contain properties to heal skin and reduce inflammation. There are also plant-based oils that reduce signs of aging caused by harmful UV rays. This is crucial when it comes to sun-damaged skin.
In a 2016 study, researchers found that lavender oil promotes the healing of skin tissue. Thus, it may be helpful when used on sun-damaged skin. Lavender oil also naturally reduces inflammation and lessens pain.
Therefore, lavender oil is a perfect option for treating sunburned skin. Especially combined with aloe, lavender is a great way to naturally support sunburned skin.
Olive squalane oil is believed to fight free radicals in the skin caused by UV rays from the sun. These free radicals lead to premature signs of aging. Oftentimes dark spots on the face and hands are caused by long-term exposure to the sun. Olive squalane oil could fade these marks over time due to its reparative properties.
Olive squalane oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties. This means that it may reduce redness and pain in skin afflicted with a sunburn.
Our Best Oil for Sun Damaged Skin
Our new Enhydro Calm Oil combines lavender, olive squalane, and our famous seaberry seed oil. These ingredients make it the perfect soothing oil for use after a long day in the sun.
This oil contains nature’s best oils for repairing and replenishing sun-damaged skin. Olive squalane reduces premature signs of aging caused by the sun, while sea buckthorn seed oil nourishes and repairs damage.
Lavender oil helps reduce inflammation and irritation in the skin. It is the perfect addition to any summer skincare routine!
Everyday Protection and Relief
Damage from the harsh UV rays of the sun should always be a concern. The best way to ensure your safety is by always wearing sunscreen. Another great way to care for sun-damaged skin is with the help of sea buckthorn oils.
It's clear that the properties of sea buckthorn, as well as a few other essential oils, are important to supporting the skin in summer time. They can help repair sun-damaged skin, and lessen the pain of sunburn. So the next time you enjoy a day in the sun, remember to use SeaBuckWonders oils after to help care for your skin.
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