Sunscreen is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. It really can slow down skin aging. It can also help prevent skin cancer. Look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher), and water resistance .
Sunlight consists of two harmful rays — UVA rays and UVB rays. Overexposure to either can lead to skin cancer. In addition to causing skin cancer, here’s what each of these rays does:
UVA rays (or aging rays) can prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkles and age spots, and can pass through window glass.
UVB rays (or burning rays) are the primary cause of sunburn and are blocked by window glass.
According to research published in Derma Endocrinology, wrinkles and skin, pigmentary changes are directly linked with premature photo-aging caused by unprotected exposure to the sun . Therefore, your first step to reducing signs of aging is using sunscreen every day and reapplying every two hours or after swimming or sweating. -- use it even when you’re indoors, such as Gloxinialife by Dr, Calle Clear Defense SPF 45. Next, you’ll need to include a product that reduces signs of photodamage, such as Gloxinialife by Dr. Calle Tretinol 0.50% Serum.
Your daily routine skincare, including thevast array of products you use, should be catered to your specific skin type or underlying skin condition.
What's your skin type — oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive? Do you have a skin condition? Using products formulated for your skin's needs will help your skin look and feel its best ,.
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Washing when you wake up removes the dirt and bacteria that settle on your face while sleeping. Before bed, you want to remove makeup and grime, such as smog, smoke, or dirt, which may have landed on your skin.
To gently cleanse your face, wet it with lukewarm water. Then apply a mild cleanser, gently applying the cleanser in a circular motion with your fingertips. Finish by thoroughly rinsing off the cleanser and gently patting your face dry with a clean towel ,.
Suppose you’re looking for a face cleanser for glowing skin minus chemical compounds that may harm your protective barrier. In that case, this product is your best match Gloxinialife by Dr. Calle Enzyme Cleanser.
4. Keep your hands off your face and wash them before touching your face.
Whenever you touch your face, you transfer dirt, germs, and oil from your hands to your face. Therefore, do your best to leave your skin alone throughout the day. Avoid picking, popping, or squeezing pimples, which can cause scarring .
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. However, if soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-basedhand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. By looking at the product label, you can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol .
5. Watch out for the three "S": Don't Smoke, Stressless and get enough Sleep
Smoking speeds up how quickly your skin ages. Your wounds will also take longer to heal . Smoking and air pollution are critical chronic stressors that impact skin aging significantly. In the photoprotected area, years of smoking and packs smoked per day are strong indicators of premature skin aging .
Finding healthy ways to manage stress can help your skin, too. Some skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (eczema) often appear for the first time when someone feels stressed. Stress can also cause flare-ups of many skin conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea .
A recent study established the negative effect of sleep deprivation on skin aging . It found that poor quality sleepers showed increased signs of intrinsic skin aging, including fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and reduced elasticity. They also recover much slower after skin barrier disruption.
Your collagen and elastin production starts to decline in your 20s. Therefore, dermatologists recommend developing an anti-aging skincare regime early to prevent signs of premature aging. Unfortunately, anti-aging is a booming business, so the number of products you come across may overwhelm you initially. As a general rule, always read labels and keep a lookout for crucial ingredients in facial cleansers, sunscreens,face serums, such as vitamins C and E, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and plant-based skin lighteners such as kojic acid.
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