This summer has been unlike any other. With cities across the globe staying closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, being outside has been a single ray of sunshine for many of us. Our clients have taken to the mountains to hike, to parks to exercise and have socially distant picnics, and to the beaches to walk in the sand. Some of them have told us that for the first time in decades, they’ve been laying out in the sun and tanning. For a skincare company, the thought of tanning is cringe-worthy, but as humans, we get it. The sun is comforting, it’s familiar, and on a stressful day it can feel like a warm hug. So, if you let yourself be a sun goddess or god this summer, it’s okay. We’re here if your skin needs a little extra love to get back on track. 

Scope out the damage.

First, we encourage you to visit your dermatologist for a mole check-up. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that, “[skin cancer] strikes one in five people by age 70. The good news is that 99 percent of all cases are curable if they are diagnosed and treated early enough.”

In addition to skin cancer, sun damage can cause hyperpigmentation (aka dark spots or freckles) and loss of volume by actually breaking down your skin’s collagen. Check out the tips below for reversing these signs of aging and email us if you have specific questions for our skin experts.

Get back on track.

Did you know that there are 28 different types of collagen? The human body relies on five of those (type I, II, III, V, and X) to support healthy skin, nails, bones and ligaments. As we age, our natural production of collagen slows, leading to loss of volume in the skin. You can fill this gap by ingesting collagen through supplements (our favorite is Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides) and food sources like fish, chicken, eggs, and bone broth. 

Using a topical product like Max + Jane’s Nimbus Rose helps improve your skin’s collagen in two ways. First, we use hydrolyzed collagen as one of the main ingredients. Hydrolyzed collagen is broken down into collagen peptides which can be easily absorbed by your skin. Nimbus Rose also includes L Ascorbic Acid (a form of Vitamin C) which helps stimulate your body’s own collagen production. In addition, Vitamin C helps lighten hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage or hormonal changes like pregnancy and menopause. 

Max + Jane's monthly favs:

  1. Learn How to Spot Skin Cancer
  2. Addressing Acne with Botanical Skincare
  3. Herbal Water Recipes from Mountain Rose Herbs

With love + joy, 

Max + Jane


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