1) Don’t tan. Do use sunscreen.
There is no such thing as a safe tan. Tan skin is damaged skin. Even 1 sunburn exponentially increases your risk of skin cancer, so avoid tanning beds and don’t forget your sunscreen.
Use a daily moisturizer with 30 SPF or higher to keep your face protected every day. When you are planning to be outside, use a body sunscreen with a 30 SPF minimum and re-apply your sunscreen at least every 2 hours. Sunscreen is widely available. Choose one that you like that is broach spectrum for UVA and UVB and water-resistant.
2) Do wear a hat (preferably wide-brimmed)
Before you go outside, grab a hat. Covering up your scalp and shading your face from the direct sun exposure will help limit the aging effects of the sun. The wider the brim the better!
3) Do wear sun-protective clothing
Sun Protective clothing offers even more protection than sunscreen. It is consistent and does not require re-application. With increased popularity, many stylish and comfortable options are available.
Keep in mind that nothing ages your skin more than excessive sun exposure. So be smart and use sunscreen, sun protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. It will help your skin maintain its youthful beauty.
4) Do pursue healthy habits
Healthy habits go a long way toward helping our skin. Exercise, eating healthy and staying hydrated can all help improve your skin tone and texture.
Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise per day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re hate working out, leisurely walks still count!
Eating a healthy diet including fresh fruits and vegetables along with protein is a great way to keep your body healthy. Don’t worry, eating chocolate doesn’t cause acne, it’s the fault of the hormones inside your body. So a little chocolate is ok… just try not to over-indulge.
Your body needs water, so drink the recommended 8 glasses per day. The amount of water you drink does not directly affect your skin, but staying hydrated helps you feel better.