Let’s face it, although summer is one of the most enjoyable times of the year, it’s also a complete nightmare for your skin. From June through August, you’re likely to experience sunburn, extreme climates, and chlorine, and your skin will need extra help recovering. Fortunately, we’ve rounded the top skin care products that can help your reverse any sun damage.
1. PerriconeMD Concentrated Restorative Treatment
PerriconeMD is widely adored for their anti-aging complexes and use of heavily researched compounds. One especially potent product is PerriconeMD’s Concentrated Restorative Treatment, an overnight therapy that dramatically helps reduce the appearance of sunspots and sun damage. If you’ve noticed that the sun has wreaked havoc on your face, slather this dermatologist-approved cream on before bed.
2. Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
As much as we all love a summer tan, the sun truly is the worst element you can expose your skin to. UV rays cause fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and the loss of elasticity. Fortunately, the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum has the power to reverse all of the above negative side effects. Its retinol-rich formula does an excellent job of boosting luminosity and youthfulness after the sun has taken a toll on your skin.
3. Clarins Booster Repair
Not all skin care products are for everyone. If you have special skin care needs (perhaps extreme dryness, age spots, or loose skin), you may need a little something extra. We think it’s worth checking out this Booster Repair, an oil that can be added to your favorite moisturizer, primer, mask, or foundation for an added burst of rejuvenation. It does an amazing job of optimizing your skin’s recovery by blending with absolutely anything you want to put on.
4. Lancome Énergie de Vie
One of the best ways to maintain youthful looking skin is to eat a diet rich in healthy nutrients. But on days when that isn’t enough to battle the sun’s potent rays, turn to Lancome’s ‘Énergie de Vie’ Liquid Care Moisturizer to reverse your signs of damage. This antioxidant-filled moisturizer hydrates dry skin, provides a boost of energy, and protects you from free radicals.
5. Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream
Tatcha is a top-of-the-line choice for returning your skin to its prime. No matter how much time you’ve spent sunbathing this summer, no challenge is too great for their Indigo Triple Recovery Cream,. It will help comfort and replenish your damaged skin. With its blend of botanicals, colloidal oatmeal, green tea, and red algae, you can count on Tatcha’s formula to get the job done.
6. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Neck Serum
You may have already noticed that some parts of your skin are much more sensitive than other areas, and therefore more likely to display early signs of sun damage. We’re talking specifically about the thin skin of your hands, shoulders, decolletage, and your neck. If your neck is displaying deep set lines or looking leathery, use Jurlique’s Neck Serum to restore your softness, elasticity, and color. Trust us when we say that a smooth neck can take years off your appearance.
7. Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum
Origins partnered with Dr. Andrew Weil to create this Dark Spot Correcting Serum. This highly concentrated product is fortified with white peony, licorice, and Rosa roxburghii. It works to reduce dull, discolored skin, shrink pores, and even lighten age spots. At less than $60, this potent serum is a true bargain considering the wonders it works to improve sun damaged skin.
8. Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector
Peter Thomas Roth’s Brightening Corrector is extremely powerful, but non-irritating. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid to help even out your skin tone and prevent further discoloration. And if you’ve noticed that your damage has spread, you’ll be happy to hear that it is just as effective on the face, décolletage, and the tops of hands.
9. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
If your budget is flexible, consider the $165 C E Ferulic serum by SkinCeuticals. This daytime product delivers advanced sun damage treatment. It boasts vitamin C to help “neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging.” With this little product, you can easily wave goodbye to sun damage.
1o. SkinFix Moisture Boost Serum
One of the first stages of sun damage is dryness, so you should stop that problem in its tracks by using SkinFix’s Moisture Boost Serum. SkinFix’s new Healthy Skin Complex instantly nourishes the skin with a unique formulation that works to restore skin lipids and leave the skin feeling soft, plump, healthy, and glowing. We love the way this lightweight serum easily goes on the delicate parts of your skin, yet is strong enough to treat your tough elbows, knuckles, ankles, and knees.
11. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
If you’re in need of prescription-grade results, look no further than the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. This quickly absorbing cream is perfect for sensitive skin types, and can be used on people of all ages. It’ll prove an excellent tool in your recovery from heat rash, sunburn, or dermatitis. Prepare to feel soothed and renewed.