I was wondering.....how to thicken the epidermis....I feel that lately my epidermis has gotten even thinner, especially on the left side of my face where 99% of my permanent red blotchy rosacea resides.
I have avoided the sun like the plague for years so I do understand from recent posts that might not be the best as some moderate sun in early or late hours of the day can increase the thickness of the epidermis. If I am already wearing suncreen (SPF30) and makeup with SPF 17 is there really any value to me taking a walk in the sun with this high an SPF on or do I need to wash my face first which would just be more irritating/drying for me and apply a lower SPF (which I don't have and wouldn't know which to use?).
I was thinking of going out on my deck BEFORE I apply my sunscreen in the morning for maybe 10 minutes (is that long enough, how many times per week?) but I don't know if the sun is strong enough at 7:00 am??????
Also wondering about supplements that claim epidermal thickening (such as Silica, MSM, etc.) Anyone know/have experience?
And how about topicals such as Emu Oil also said to thicken the epidermis by like 30% or something. My skin has been also feeling very dry lately and I was thinking it might be an idea to mix a drop or two of Emu Oil (never tried it yet) into my current topicals for extra moisture. I'm wondering about the effects of long-term Zinc Oxide in drying out the skin.
Any thoughts appreciated