Just because the weather is cooling down and the sun disappears sooner day in and day out doesn’t mean that your skin doesn’t need to stay protected from those UV rays. Keeping your skin protected all year around from sun is the key to a flawless, ageless complexion. Your skin likes to soak up the vitamin D, but it needs to be done in moderation. This is the only sure way of knowing that your skin is staying protected.
Sunblock is a must
Even though you start wearing jackets, long pants and booties, there’s still exposed skin that’s getting damaged every time you step outside without the block. You should give your skin at least 15-20 minutes of sun exposure a day, but make sure to wear sunscreen. If you don’t, your skin will be telling you that you should have. If you are already starting to lose that summer tan, try applying a sunscreen with a tint such as, SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Tinted Sunscreen SPF 34.
Don’t forget the hat
Wearing a hat when stepping outside not only protects your face, but also your hair. Your hair can be effected by the sun just as easily, becoming dull and brittle. Also, UV rays can cause the delicate area around your eyes to show wrinkles and fine lines sooner because the skin here is thinner than other places on the face or body. Wearing a hat keeps the sun from getting a chance to hit that area of the face, not to mention it can complete a stylish outfit.
Know when your skin’s had enough
Being cooler outside doesn’t mean letting your skin spend 8 hours in the sun unprotected. Your body might be saying “Hey, lets enjoy the weather!”, and to that you say, “Lets apply sunblock first!” Keeping the proper skin care routine will help prevent damages from longtime exposure as well. Knowing when it’s time to reapply or when your skin has had enough is the key to keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy.
Enjoy these fall months, full of apple picking, hay rack rides and raking leaves (it can’t be all fun!), but don’t neglect protecting your skin!