Updated: Aug 23
If your daily routine does not include sun protection, it can easily be integrated for total wellness.
Moisturizing your skin is extremely important for keeping your skin moisturized and supple. If you have dry skin, use a good quality moisturizer that contains humectants (moisture-holding agents) like glycerin, aloe vera gel, or even honey. You should apply moisturizer at least once daily, especially if you're using a lotion or cream.
Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. Use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher. Look for products labeled “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection.” Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and reapply after swimming, sweating, or towel drying.
Use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher. Look for products labeled “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection.”
Cleansing your face is just as important as moisturizing. Using a gentle cleanser twice a day helps remove dirt and oil buildup while leaving your skin feeling clean and fresh. Try not to scrub your face too hard; instead, gently massage your face with circular motions.
Exfoliating removes dead cells from your skin's surface and encourages new cell growth. To exfoliate, mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with 2 teaspoons of baking soda and rub over damp skin. Rinse well with warm water.
Protecting your skin from the sun is important for preventing premature aging and wrinkles. Wear a hat and sunglasses whenever possible, and apply a high factor sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply sunscreen every two hours and wear protective clothing when working outdoors.
Hydrating your skin keeps it soft and smooth. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps keep your body properly hydrated. Avoid drinking alcohol, coffee, or tea, which dehydrates the body.
Eating a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables ensures that your skin receives the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy and youthful looking.