The modern world is tough on your skin. Damaging free radicals are floating around out there. Stress, lack of sleep, poor eating habits and inadequate hydration are all factors which can drag the appearance of your skin down.
Over the summer, practicing proactive skin care matters. Let’s face it. When the going gets hot, the layers come off and that means you’re going to be displaying more of your skin than you do in the winter. Here are some simple skin care tips for healthy, glowing, youthful skin that will have you looking radiant long after the last autumn leaf falls to the ground.
The queen of skin-friendly vegetables.
While it may not be everyone’s favorite, broccoli is the indisputable queen of vegetables, when it comes to giving your skin a little tender loving care. And why? Because broccoli contains high concentrations of key skin-nourisher, Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a free radical devouring wonder. It not only consumes free radicals, neutralizing their damaging effects, it helps repair their impact on your DNA, restoring it.
Even if you’re not a fan of broccoli, topical formulations of Vitamin C can be effective in repairing sun damage, when applied faithfully for six months.
Wash your face!
It sounds basic, but you’d be amazed how many women go to sleep with make up on their faces. This is one of the worst habits you can have, where your skin’s concerned.
Men reading this should be aware that not washing their faces before hitting the hay is similarly harmful. The world is on your face. Especially if you live or work in a large city, the pollution that you’re walking through every day needs to come off. Imagine having a layer of pollutants on your face as you lay on your pillow.
Now those pollutants are on your pillow as well as your face, which means you’re creating the perfect storm for skin damage.
Sun screen is a must.
We can’t stress enough the importance of protecting your skin with a quality sunscreen. Putting it on in the morning isn’t enough, either. You need to reapply every two hours, with a sun protection factor of no less than 15 SPF.
You don’t get a pass in the winter, either. The sun can be just as strong, especially if there’s snow on the ground. Winter sun reflecting off snow can burn you just as readily as the summer sun – ask any skier.
PRO TIP: Apply a topical Vitamin C after moisturizing in the morning to make your sun screen is even more effective. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects you from sun damage before it has a chance to happen.
At [primary_practice], we specialize in advanced medical aesthetics that take your skin to the next level. These skin care tips for healthy, glowing, youthful skin are just the beginning of how radiant your skin can be.
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