skincare tips
BY: LBL Team

How Your Skincare Routine Can Help Prevent and Reverse Sun Damage

Which skincare products help prevent sun damage?

Imagine yourself lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the warm, golden rays. We all know that these rays are harmful to our skin, but it can be easy to forget when you’re too busy enjoying the moment. The truth of the matter is sun damage caused by exposure to UV rays can lead to premature aging and can also contribute to skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States. Don’t fret, though; we’ve got you covered (literally)! Here are four skincare products and treatments that can help prevent and treat sun damage, especially when used in combination with sun protection, like barrier protection (hats, long sleeves, etc.) and sun avoidance.

1. Broad-spectrum sunscreen

This is your ultimate skin protector, shielding you from harmful UV radiation. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, which provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays, like LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Face & Body. Remember, consistency is key. Make sure to apply it generously and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Your skin will thank you!

2. Vitamin C

Give your skin a little extra love with products containing Vitamin C, like LaserAway Beauty Wake Me Up Firming Vitamin C Day Serum. This powerful antioxidant helps fight off free radicals and strengthens your skin’s natural defenses, giving you that bright and firm complexion you’ve always wanted. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and protects your skin from environmental damage. Win-win!

3. Tretinoin

Tretinoin is the superhero of skincare and is significantly stronger than its popular cousin, Retinol. This antioxidant swoops in to save your skin from sun damage by speeding up cellular turnover and can also fix existing sun damage. Check out LaserAway Beauty Rx Tretinoin Formula, which repairs and recharges the skin. But be careful—even superheroes have their weaknesses. Retinol can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so ensure you’re diligent with your SPF and avoid direct sun exposure when using tretinoin-based skincare products.

4. Laser skin rejuvenation

When it comes to existing sun damage, laser skin rejuvenation treatments, like Clear + Brilliant, can help reduce discoloration and improve your skin’s appearance. But remember, these treatments are most effective when paired with a daily SPF routine. Bonus: you can use a dark spot corrector, like LaserAway Beauty Non-Rx Lighten Up Hydroquinone-Free Dark Spot Corrector, in addition to these treatments to help fade discoloration even more!

Prevent and treat sun damage with the right products and treatments

With the right skincare products and treatments, you can keep your skin healthy and vibrant while reducing sun damage. Always use high-quality skincare products, like the dermatologist-developed LaserAway Beauty line, and choose a reputable provider for your skin treatments. LaserAway is the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological provider, where all treatments are performed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, or physician associates, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands. So, go ahead and enjoy the sun (responsibly, of course), knowing that you’re well-equipped to protect your skin from harm.


1. “Review of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices for Skin Rejuvenation and Scar Treatment with Histologic Correlations,” Dermatologic Surgery, April 2022.

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