Today many people are aware of the damaging effects of the sun, and take precaution against it. However, there are many people who are bearing the effects of years of sun worship in their skin. Some of the symptoms of sun-damaged skin include premature wrinkles, brown spots, and lines. The most dangerous effect from too much sun is cancer. The early signs of skin cancer are detected by noticing changes in a mole. If you have a mole that is changing shape, then you must seek help immediately. Many cancers that are treated in the early stage can successfully be removed and have a high rate of success. It is imperative that you stay out of the sun during the hours of 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. or wear sun protection whenever you are in direct sunlight. Some people make the mistake of assuming that Tanning salons are a safe alternative to the sun. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Tanning salons are just as damaging to the skin as the ultra violet rays from the sun.
Skin will become damaged from natural aging. There are many plastic surgery procedures that are available today to help counteract the effects of damaged skin and aging. However, not everyone feels comfortable with these procedures. For one thing they are very expensive, and for another, they are indeed surgeries. These surgeries may leave scars, and are painful to endure, and like all surgeries they have their risk of side effects. Some other treatments recommended by dermatologists include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. However, the best remedy for skin damage is prevention.
Some people are naturally prone to wrinkling due to genetics. It is very important that these people continue to practice basic health principles such as getting plenty of sleep each night, drinking plenty of water daily, eating a nutrition rich diet and taking a multi vitamin every day to ward off premature aging. There are also many natural herbs and plants that will help repair, rejuvenate, nourish, and beautify the skin.
Aromatherapy can offer many natural benefits to keep the skin young and supple. You can create many of your own aromatic skin products by adding wonderful rejuvenating essential oils to base creams and lotions. Some of the most effective herbs used for skin rejuvenation include Aloe Vera, Benzoin, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Mandarin, Marigold, Mimosa, Orange, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Violet, Sandalwood, Rosewood, Rose, Palma Rosa, Hyssop, Jasmine, and Niaouli.
All of these essential oils will help beautify the skin and help heal damaged areas. You can make your own face cream by adding 1ounce of base cream and blending it with 2-8 drops of beautifying essential oils. Using Geranium and Helichrysum makes a wonderful blend that will restore and help heal damaged skin. You can add 2 drops of each to your base cream and apply to damaged skin. Feel free to use this cream as often as you like.