It’s nice to be able to enjoy the warm summer weather, but it could be making you look older than you really are! Many people don’t realize the importance of looking after their skin during the summer months. Long exposure to the sun without protection can cause sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, textural changes, and sunburns—these are all signs of premature aging. Prolonged UV exposure can also lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. But that doesn’t mean you have to take cover! Follow these simple steps to find out how you can protect your skin all summer long.
The sun’s UV rays can be very damaging to your skin—they’re known to be the greatest cause of premature aging. To maintain healthy, youthful skin, make sure you wear sunscreen everyday. Pick one that has an SPF of at least 30 and that provides broad-spectrum protection (shields both UVA and UVB rays). Keep in mind that UV rays can penetrate your skin through windows and even clouds.
The hotter summer weather means that your body will sweat more in order to naturally try and cool down the skin. If you do not replenish your body’s water supply by drinking water throughout the day, you can risk becoming dehydrated. If your skin becomes dehydrated, it will feel dry, sensitive, and tight, not to mention that it will lead to more fine lines and wrinkles. The best way to avoid this is to make sure that you are drinking lots of water, as hydrated skin looks healthier, plumper, and has more of a glow.
In the summer, it is vital that you eat lots of healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, lettuce, celery, and spinach contain high water levels, so not only are they providing your body with essential vitamins and minerals, but they’re also helping to keep you hydrated!
Exfoliating and moisturizing are important all year round for youthful, glowing skin. Exfoliation removes dirt, oil, and dead cells from the surface of the skin, clearing your pores and leaving behind a healthier-looking complexion. Moisturizing helps to lock in hydration so that your skin does not dry out. Moisturizing is especially important after sun exposure, as it stops your skin from peeling.
Wearing sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes from the sun may not seem like a trick to keeping your skin looking youthful; however, shielding your eyes is just as important as protecting your skin. If you are exposed to sunlight, you tend to squint so that your eyes are protected from the rays. All of this squinting can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form around the eye area, which can be avoided if you simply cover your eyes!
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