How to save your skin from the summer sun

Even on days you’re not at the beach, you still need to wear sunscreen.

How the sun does harm: “Sun exposure ages our skin faster than any other element. Anyone who wishes to prevent wrinkles and maintain an even skin tone must wear an SPF of at least 30 everyday no matter where they live. Sun damage happens all the time: winter and summer, sunshine and rain.
One of the worst and least suspected culprits comes from some types of fluorescent light bulbs. They can emit UVA rays that are strong enough to cause the breakdown of collagen and elastin.”

Damage control:
“The best way to get glowing skin year-round is to accelerate cell turnover — which will prevent dry, flaking skin and stimulate your skin’s collagen production. When you pick products, look out for ingredients such as retinols, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. All accelerate cell turnover and eliminate dry skin, giving you a radiant glow. Vitamin A is proven to stimulate new collagen production. If you wish to extend your summer tan into the fall, use a sunless tanner containing dihydroxyacetone (a harmless skin-coloring agent).”  

Prepare your skin:
“Apply a teaspoon worth of sunscreen to the face, neck, decollete and ears 30 minutes before going outdoors.”

During sun exposure:
“Reapply sunscreen more than once throughout the day. Check the UV index to see how much sun you are actually getting.”

After sun exposure:
“If you were burnt, take Advil to help reduce inflammation. Apply aloe vera or cool compresses to the area. Remember to constantly keep your skin hydrated.”


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