3 surprising ways you can prevent the sun from aging you
Summer is dripping, and the heat is proof of it. The boiling temperatures, however, are obviously not the only aspects of summer to worry about. The sunitself can do more damage to your skin than you’d like to imagine. Without a doubt, the threat of skin cancer should be enough to scare you into lathering on the sunscreen. But, for many of us, it may take some more incentives.
If your long-term beauty is important to you, you might want to take a listen. Here’s a few age-fighting tips that will help you this summer…
- Your face needs sunscreen everyday. I know what you’re thinking. “I don’t need sunscreen unless I’m going to be outside.” Here’s the crack in that logic—you are going to be outside. Unless you’re a hermit who never steps past the front door, your face will be exposed to the sun at some point in the day. Even during a small walk from your car to your work office, the sun is working. It’s not going to kill you, but it’s consistently exposing your skin to aging processes. To keep your face as anti-aging as possible, apply sunscreen to it every morning. It takes less than a minute, and your future self will be eternally thankful.
- The car is nightmare for your hands. Driving a car may possibly be the worst thing for the aesthetic health of your hands. Your hands are constantly on the wheel, and the wheel is constantly prone to the sun’s rays. Despite your window screen and comfy AC unit, UV radiation will always come through. This sun damage can be a nightmare later in life, both health-wise and beauty-wise. Solution? Never drive a car again. Just kidding. Instead, there’s a simple answer. Throw a small bottle of sunscreen in your dashboard. On your first trip of the day, slap some on your hands and forearms.
- Ignoring your neck now will be a pain in the neck later. It’s easy to remember putting sunscreen on your face and shoulders on a day at the pool or lake. Many people do NOT consider the importance of protecting skincare on the front and sides of the neck. This is an unfortunate mistake. Think about the most common areas of the body that produce wrinkles. Chances are, the neck is in your top 3. If this is the case, why do so many people neglect the neck when they try to protect their skin from the sun. If you’re one of these people, do yourself a favor and always add this area to your sun-block regime. Your neck will be as grateful as your face.
Mariposa MedSpa offers two sunscreens that will protect your skin from the aging processes of the sun.SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen (SPF 30+) works great as a sunscreen you can use everyday. SkinMedica’s Environmental Defense Sunscreen (SPF 50+) is both water-resistant and perfect for days spent in the sun.