Rub on SPF 15 30 minutes before sun exposure and again every 90 minutes. Even water-resistant sunscreens can be washed away after a swim!
#2 USE MOISTURIZER
Dry skin is the leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles, so keep your complexion hydrated to prevent it from looking dull and lack-luster.
#3 HYDRATE WITH WATER
It’s probably the most important thing you can possibly do for your skin and your overall health, especially during the blazing summer months. Summer days are the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and go for a run, but be sure to monitor your fluid intake when you do. You can lose anywhere from six to twelve ounces of fluid for every twenty minutes of running. Before you begin, drink ten to fifteen ounces of water and continue to do so every twenty to thirty minutes along the route. If you're tackling longer distances, drink sports drinks, which also add minerals.
#4 EAT HEALTHY
A healthy diet will work wonders for your skin and help you feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Stimulate your complexion's collagen growth with foods rich in antioxidants, including leafy green vegetables, blueberries, cantaloupe and other melons. Salmon and egg whites are great sources of protein, which helps nourish and repair skin.
#5 SIMPLE MAKEUP
Just the basics are great for the summer months. Mascara, lip gloss, concealer and switch to a bronzing blush to show off your natural beauty and give you a summer glow without sun damage.
#6 DITCH YOUR RAZOR
Shorts and bikinis mean more diligent hair removal. Make sure your razor is up to par by replacing it every week. Better yet, try waxing or laser, a longer-lasting, gentler alternative.
Relaxing by the beach renews your soul, but sun and salt can wreak havoc on your skin. Remember to slough off dead skin with an exfoliating body scrub a few times a week. Having a spa body treatment is a wonderful way to exfoliate dead skin cells in the summer.
#8 USE A CLEANSER
Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers like AVEDA’s Botanical Kinetics Crème Cleanser.
#9 MANAGE STRESS
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin feel dull and more sensitive and can trigger acne breakouts among other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin-and a healthy state of mind-take steps to manage your stress. Make time to do the things you enjoy, exercise and try to have a massage once a month. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.
#10 DON’T SMOKE
Quit smoking: Smoking strips your skin of elastin and collagen, leaving you at the risk of severely premature facial wrinkling.