Skincare professionals agree that the sun plays the most prominent role in early aging, and the only real remedy is prevention. The best way forward is to decrease sun exposure and limit the time spent in direct sunlight.
1. WEAR SUNSCREEN.
Apply sunscreen as a part of your daily regimen. These days, concealer and foundation contain sunscreen in their formulations. If you wear makeup, switch to a brand that has sunscreen.
If you don't use makeup, make using sunscreen it a habit. Every morning, apply it to the areas of your body that will be exposed to the sun. We recommend that you use an SPF of 30 or higher.
2. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
Shop around for a friendly wide-brimmed hat. Ensure it covers your face, neck, and shoulders if possible. For the rest of your body, lightweight, breathable long-sleeved tops and leggings come in handy.
3. STAY INDOORS.
As much as possible, avoid going outside during peak sunlight hours (generally between 10 am and 3 pm). At this time, the sun's UV rays are the strongest and can harm your skin significantly in the shortest time.
Free radicals in our body become more active upon exposure to the sun. Antioxidants aid in combating this. You need to consume antioxidants, both externally and internally.
5. FACIAL SERUMS
Use a facial serum that contains antioxidants. This will protect your skin from stressors in the environment. Serums work best when applied at night to nourish the skin after a long day in the sun.
Antioxidants in food
5. WILD SALMON
Salmon has a unique antioxidant (astaxanthin) that fights against free radicals and prevents cell damage.
Always buy wild salmon to avoid consuming added hormones and preservatives.
Blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries have high catechin levels, which prevent damage by UV rays.
7. GREEN TEA AND COCA
Green tea has one of the highest levels of the catechin EGCG. Green tea whose color is darker and richer contains more EGCG.
Studies suggest that vitamin C, cocoa, vitamin E, and beta-carotene supplements can help protect the skin from sun damage.
Even when inside a vehicle, you're still exposed to the sun while driving. Apply sunscreen to your hands or use driving gloves to minimize their exposure to the sun.
Yes, you can get sunburnt while on an airplane! The sun's rays are much stronger since you're nearer to the sun.
Apply a generous amount of sunscreen, especially if you love window seats.
Boats provide the highest sun exposure level- direct sun and reflection of the sun from the water. Whenever you go into a boat, you need to reapply sunscreen every 45 minutes to be safe.
We hope our tips help you stay ahead of the sun damage and keep you in top health.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team