Keep your skin healthy and youthful
Protect yourself from the sun
Seek shade: especially between the hours of 10 a.m and 2 p.m
Cover up: Break out the wide-brimmed hat, pants, and long sleeves. Gloves help to minimize common signs of aging on our hands such as age spots. Sunglasses help reduce fine lines around our eyes.
Slather on the sunblock: Apply everyday to areas that clothing does not cover. Reach for a broad spectrum product of at least SPF 30, and water resistant. Don't forget to reapply! Every two hours if you're out, every 80 minutes if you're in the water.
Pass on indoor tanning
Not only does indoor tanning cause visible signs of skin damage, wrinkles and age spots, it significantly increases your risk of developing skin cancers, including melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer), squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma.
Apply moisturizer everyday
As we age, our skin becomes drier, enhancing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizers trap water giving the skin more youthful appearance.
Put down that cigarette
Smoking leads to a dull and dry complexion, loss of skin’s firmness, premature lines and wrinkles, and leathery skin.
A healthy diet = healthy skin
Make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats, and drink enough water. The skin is an organ and requires hydration. Lack of hydration will cause dry, tight, skin that is more prone to wrinkling.
Put the beauty back into beauty rest
Sleep gives the body time to refresh and renew....get plenty of it!
Reference: American Academy of Dermatology, www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/anti-aging-skin-care/creating-anti-aging-plan