How to repair skin damage from your youth

If you are now in your 30s or 40s, you may be starting to feel the effects of having mistreated your skin in your youth. Our teens and 20s can have quite an effect on the health of our skin as we age, but we don’t always get things right at this stage.

Fortunately, there are a few ways to improve and repair your skin now. At Jan Bromley Beauty and Rejuvenated, we are committed to helping women look and feel their best and know just how to do it. So in this post, we will look at the supplements and routines that you can adopt to improve your skin now, in your 30s and 40s.

How to repair damaged skin

There are two main strategies that you can use to repair the damaged skin on your face, neck, and other problematic areas. These two strategies should preferably be used together for optimal results. And while it is not always plausible to do it all, the more you do, the better your skin will be!

The first of these strategies involves actively improving your skin, and the second entails protecting it from further damage. Both of these are important for glowing, healthy skin. Without further ado, here are the top techniques for damaged skin repair.

1.  Rejuvenate your skin

In our modern world, there are so many excellent products on the market that can boost your skin’s elasticity and firmness, reduce pore size, and improve complexion. Whether from the inside out or applied topically, there are plenty of ways to rejuvenate your skin. Here are our favourites:

Take beauty supplements

Science has shown that our skin requires a complex cocktail of collagen, antioxidants and vitamins to glow. While our diets may not always include all of the things that our skin needs, supplements do. Taking supplements like collagen shots, or our Youth Plan Collection will have your skin looking radiant in no time.

Apply topical creams

As previously mentioned, there are so many excellent products being created to repair and improve skin. Appling creams that contain antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E can slow down the signs of ageing, reverse sun damage and prevent further damage. Antioxidants can also help reduce the breakdown of collagen.

Anti-ageing creams often include these ingredients, but look out for options where antioxidants are high on the ingredients list. These are often not the most expensive brands but are the most effective.

2.  Protect your skin from further damage

If you did not cultivate a good skincare routine in your youth, you might still be exposing your skin to damage. As we grow older, our skin no longer has the ability to bounce back and heal from damage like it used to. So in order to improve your skin, you need to protect it from further harm. There are two ways to do this:

Avoid further damage

Try to avoid these things for healthier skin:

  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol (the less you drink, the better)
  • Sleeping with makeup on
  • Excessive stress
  • Touching your face and picking at your skin
  • Dry-cleaned clothes and chemicals directly on your skin
  • Over exfoliating
  • Too much sugar

Protect your skin

We should not merely be avoiding damage; we should be protecting our skin from it. Here are the best ways to do so:

  • Apply sunscreen regularly
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get enough sleep
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Use clean sheets, pillow cases and clothing
  • Moisturise your skin regularly

Conclusion on repairing skin damage in your 30s and 40s

While it is not possible to completely reverse the signs of ageing and the effects of sun damage, alcohol and other harmful elements, you can reduce the damage a lot. If you follow these tips for healthy skin, you will soon look and feel rejuvenated.