Sunscreen is essential to your skin in the summer
As we age wrinkles appear on our faces due to free radical exposure and habitual expressions like smiling and frowning. Over time, the skin’s ability to heal itself also slows down, skin cell regeneration slows, as does collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.
Let’s not forget that smoking, stress and gravity also cause lines, wrinkles, dark spots, sagging and aged-looking skin.
But THE worst culprit of all is exposure to the sun! Let me assure, you, though, that rejuvenating your skin and body is easier than you think.
You can significantly repair and slow aging naturally when you use my Age-proofing secrets listed below:
Anti Aging Secret #1 – Use Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin
The sun is responsible for 75% of wrinkles on your face, age spots on your hands, face and chest area.
Did you know that skin damage can start after just ONE minute of sun exposure?
Wearing effective sunscreen creates a barrier that causes sunlight to refract (reflect away) from skin thus preventing UV rays from penetrating into the skin. For full protection, wear sunscreen every day – rain or shine.
Effective sunscreen should be SPF 30.
Read labels to ensure that your sunscreen offers UVA/UVB protection with nano-particle free clear zinc oxide. Nanoparticle-free ingredients stay on top of the skin to refract harmful rays of the sun. They do NOT penetrate into the skin or into the organs – and do not cause hormonal imbalances. This is why I personally use and recommend only nanoparticle-free such as our popular 30 SPF Sunscreen by Suntegrity. It also has antioxidants and acts as a primer to give the skin a smoother look under makeup.
Mineral Powder make-up offers additional sun protection, especially if you don’t like the feel of cream sun screen. Mineral powder is microbial so it helps prevent breakouts. If you have adult acne or a teenager with acne, consider using mineral make-up. I like Mineral Fusion which offers many shade and is found at most health food stores.
When spending time outdoors, re-apply sunscreen every two hours. And be sure to wear a long sleeved shirt and sun visor for added protection. Wear cotton gloves to protect hands when driving as damaging UV rays can penetrate through windshield glass.
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