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12 DIY Ways to Improve Sun-Damaged Skin

Banish spots and discolorations while keeping skin protected against future issues

A woman applying sunscreen on her face on a hotel terrace

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Once upon a time getting some vacation sun or plopping onto a tanning bed was a spring ritual. We looked forward to balmy days and “lying out.” Now we moan, “If only I hadn’t sunbathed!” as wrinkles, brown sunspots, saggy skin, spider veins and skin cancer creep up our faces and bodies and scare the daylights out of us. I asked dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, an associate professor and director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, for pro tips to supplement my beauty editor two cents. Here are a dozen ways to brighten your skin and looks by June.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.