Skin Protection is Fashionable
It used to be that dark, tanned skin was the way to go. But as that fad led to prematurely aging skin, women young and older have decided to keep out of the sun and protect from sun-damage. The new trend is healthy skin, no matter what your personal skin tone is. We’ve seen more celebrities these days embracing their natural pale skin over looking tan.
We should know by now, that the number one way to have aged and damaged skin is to get too much exposure to the sun. In the summer we are outside more, the sun is more intense and sometimes we skip the important steps of covering up, especially with sunscreen. Don’t forget to protect the number one organ that keeps you looking young… your skin! Here are some tips:
Tanning is tempting, and a little color looks good, but it’s well-known that overexposure is a huge “no-no” for skin health. Believe us, In the long run you won’t like the results. Here are some guidelines to follow to protect your skin and keep it looking good:
- Use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (water-resistant)
- Make sure to apply enough, and cover skin thoroughly
- Apply sunscreen last after your moisturizer
- Even with sunscreen, do not allow your skin to get direct sun exposure for prolonged periods of time (think umbrella or hat)
- Use organic skin care products that are high in antioxidants, which will fight off damage to the cells
Following these guidelines will keep your skin from getting damaged from the sun. Allow your face and skin to age at the normal, healthy rate that it should.