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Serums To Wear Under Sunscreen To Boost Sun Protection

In anticipation of sun exposure, layering a dermatologist-recommended protective serum under your SPF may boost your skin's defenses against photoaging and sun damage. Our collection of antioxidant-rich serums is specifically formulated to fortify your skin's natural defenses and neutralize the free radicals often generated by the sun and sunscreen themselves. Each serum is packed with powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C, E, and Ferulic acid, which not only enhance SPF performance but also provide an additional shield against harmful UV rays. Shop using your Baumann Skin Type to find the best sun protective serum to apply under your sunscreen. Remember, while these serums enhance protection, there is no substitute for minimizing sun exposure. 

 
 
 
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SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Antioxidant Serum

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Antioxidant Serum

$182.00

Photozyme DNA Youth Recovery Facial Serum

Photozyme

Photozyme DNA Youth Recovery Facial Serum

$115.00

修丽可精华 10 AOX+

SkinCeuticals

修丽可精华 10 AOX+

$76.00

Heliocare Advanced Antioxidant Supplement with Nicotinamide B3

Heliocare

Heliocare Advanced Antioxidant Supplement with Nicotinamide B3

$36.99

Revision Skincare C+ 修正复合物 30%

Revision

Revision Skincare C+ 修正复合物 30%

$102.00 - $176.00

Heliocare Sun Protection Antioxidant Supplement - 60 Capsules

Heliocare

Heliocare Sun Protection Antioxidant Supplement - 60 Capsules

$29.99

ISDIN SUNISDIN Daily Antioxidant Supplement

ISDIN

ISDIN SUNISDIN Daily Antioxidant Supplement

$55.00

Alastin C-Radical Defense Antioxidant Serum

Alastin

Alastin C-Radical Defense Antioxidant Serum

$196.00

Photozyme Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid Serum With DNA

Photozyme

Photozyme Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid Serum With DNA

$125.00

SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel

$104.00

Revision Skincare C+ Brightening Eye Complex

Revision

Revision Skincare C+ Brightening Eye Complex

$68.00 - $275.00

Heliocare Ultra Antioxidant Dietary Supplements
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Heliocare

Heliocare Ultra Antioxidant Dietary Supplements

$60.00

ProPatch+ RenewPatch Topical Anti-aging Supplement Patch

ProPatch+

ProPatch+ RenewPatch Topical Anti-aging Supplement Patch

$75.00 - $225.00

ProPatch+ VitriPatch Topical Multivitamin Supplement Patch

ProPatch+

ProPatch+ VitriPatch Topical Multivitamin Supplement Patch

$75.00 - $225.00

Boost Sun Protection with Antioxidants

Incorporating an antioxidant serum or supplement into your daily skincare routine before applying sunscreen can provide a significant boost to your sun protection strategy. Antioxidant serums work by neutralizing free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage and accelerate skin aging. These serums, rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Ferulic acid, help prevent the oxidative stress associated with UV exposure and the potential irritant effects of some sunscreens. By layering these potent antioxidants under your SPF, you not only enhance the protective effects against UV damage but also protect your skin’s overall health, resilience, and appearance. Our favorites are: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30% and Alastin C- Radical Defense Antioxidant Serum.

Give Skin Energy To Repair Itself

Repairing the cellular damage caused by sun exposure requires a substantial amount of energy within skin cells. Ingredients like NAD+, niacinamide, and Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) play pivotal roles in boosting cellular energy levels, specifically ATP, which is essential for numerous cellular functions, including repair and renewal processes. NAD+ enhances the efficiency of energy metabolism in cells, helping to restore and maintain cellular health. Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, supports skin barrier function and increases cellular energy, promoting the repair of UV damage and improving skin resilience. Coenzyme Q10, a naturally occurring antioxidant, assists in generating energy within the mitochondria—the powerhouses of cells—and helps protect against photoaging by reducing oxidative damage. Together, these ingredients empower your skin to effectively rejuvenate and repair itself, maintaining its vitality and youthful appearance despite daily environmental stressors.

Repairing DNA Damage from Sun

DNA repair enzymes are crucial in maintaining skin health and integrity by directly addressing and correcting the DNA damage that results from UV exposure. These naturally occurring enzymes, such as photolyase, are adept at spotting and repairing the mutations caused by UV light that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. When applied topically through skincare products, DNA repair enzymes delve into the skin's lower layers, identifying and reversing damage at the molecular level, thus preventing the accumulation of harmful mutations. This targeted repair process not only helps in maintaining a youthful, radiant complexion but also significantly enhances the skin's resilience against future sun damage. Incorporating products with DNA repair enzymes such as the Photozyme C E Ferulic Serum into your skincare routine acts as a proactive measure to strengthen your skin's natural defense mechanisms, supporting long-term health and vitality.

Oral Antioxidants for Sun Protection

Taking oral antioxidant supplements, like Polypodium Leucotomos found in the brand Heliocare, is an innovative approach to enhancing skin protection from the inside out. Polypodium Leucotomos is a tropical fern extract known for its potent antioxidant properties, which help in defending the skin against harmful UV rays and reducing the impact of photoaging. When taken before sun exposure, these supplements work systemically to boost the skin's ability to resist sun damage and decrease the likelihood of sunburn. They also support the maintenance of skin elasticity and firmness by mitigating the oxidative stress that contributes to skin aging. While these supplements are a valuable addition to sun protection regimens, they should complement, not replace, topical sunscreens. Regular use of such supplements in coordination with other protective measures provides a comprehensive approach to guarding your skin against the visible signs of aging and the effects of sun exposure.