- Avoid the sun during its strongest time — between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- Cover up by wearing wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and pants.
- Seek shade.
- Use sunscreen and reapply it often (at least every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating).
- Always use a sunscreen that has an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or more and offers both UVA and UVB protection (broad-spectrum).
- Avoid tanning beds.
Get Started. You are never too old or too young to start with good skin care habits. Even if you are in your teens, you should start developing healthy skin care habits. As you age, you can still nourish, pamper, and protect your skin. With proper care, regardless of age, your skin can look healthy.
Don’t overdo it. More is not necessarily better when it comes to skincare. Actually, you don’t need more than gentle face cleanser, moisturizer, under-eye cream and sunscreen in your daily routine. If you’re a big fan of makeup, you need a makeup remover, but again, healthy and fresh skin is your best beautification tool. Sometimes you might need some additional products like creams containing retinol or vitamin C to target the specific needs of your skin, but you should never try every novelty without consulting with the skincare expert.
Seek out a dermatologist when skin problems arise. If you notice changes to your skin, or if skin conditions start bothering you, consult a pro, such as a dermatologist, as soon as possible.
Blocking the sun. Protecting your skin from harmful rays of the sun is a must. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause discoloration, wrinkles, freckles, age spots, moles, and even skin cancer.