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Sun/Wind Damage

- Spending time outdoors can be great for your spirits, but it's not always such a good experience for your skin. Exposing your complexion to the elements can give rise to irritation that can detract from your appearance, leave you feeling uncomfortable and potentially cause other problems in the future. Fortunately, you can help your skin recover from sun and wind damage with healing treatments from drugstore.com. We have an assortment of formulas made by brands that dermatologists trust.
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Soothing Irritation Caused by the Environment



Sunburn and windburn are two very common dermatological problems that occur due to exposure to the elements. Sunburn is caused by the ultraviolet B energy found in sunlight, while strong winds prompt signs of windburn. Both sunburn and windburn are inflammatory responses marked by redness and swelling. Dryness of the skin often accompanies sunburn and windburn symptoms as well.

While the symptoms of windburn and sunburn normally gradually improve, many people are eager to alleviate them. Following exposure to high winds or the sun, you can use healing treatments to soothe the irritation and assist with the healing process. These healing treatments contain ingredients called anti-inflammatory agents, which diminish swelling, redness, pain and itching. Often, products also feature moisturizers that rehydrate the skin to soften it.

Addressing Long-Term Damage



Repeated exposure to the sun can cause problems beyond sunburn. Ultraviolet A energy in sunlight can harm skin cells, leading to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration.

Some healing treatments for sun damage are formulated to address the long-term signs of sun damage. These products may contain ingredients that assist with the repair of damaged cells or that resurface the complexion to minimize imperfections. Healing treatments for addressing long-term sun damage may also be suitable for use to simultaneously soothe sunburn symptoms. The product descriptions will tell you more about the benefits and uses of the formulas in this assortment.

Caring for Trouble Zones



In some cases, only one part of the face ends up irritated due to wind or sun exposure. The eye and lip areas are particularly susceptible to environmental irritation. As a result, some dermatologist skin care brands offer post-sun and post-wind healing treatments especially for these trouble zones.

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