By the time you hit 40, you will likely be noticing some age spots as a result of prior exposure to the sun. This is just another reality of the effects of aging on beauty. To ward off further sun damage or protect against the future occurrence of sun spots if you are under 40, add these simple steps to your beauty regime. Ideally, this should be done as early as 30 years old. However, remember that it is never too early or too late to protect your skin!
Add Sunscreen to your Make-Up Year Round to Protect Against Daily Sun Exposure
When you apply your make-up, make sure you add sun protection every day. Whether this be combined with your foundation, moisturizer, or on its own, apply at least one layer with an SPF as you get ready each morning. Remember that you will benefit most from protection that is, at the very least, 30. Never go without, as sun damage occurs as you perform daily activities, as detailed in the article Sun Damage: Preventing and Treating by Michael Appleman at burnsuvivorsttw.org. One surprising place that women tend to overlook as potentially dangerous for sun damage is riding in the car. Try to cover your bases all the time!
Apply Added Sunscreen or Sunblock Before you Plan for a Day of Sun
If you are planning on going swimming, to a cookout or laying out at a pool or beach in the warmer months, make sure that you add extra sun protection to your usual routine for added benefit. Apply a good amount for comprehensive coverage. Neutrogena Healthy Defense with helioplex is a great, non-greasy light brand moisturizer that provides ultimate sun protection yet is comfortable to wear. I love to use it in addition to the sunscreen in my other products on days where I know there will be increased sun exposure. You should opt for coverage of 50. Alternatively, you could use a straight sun block made for the face and apply it directly before you go in the sun. This will provide you with the most diligent level of coverage. Always keep an extra tube of your preferred product in your pocketbook in case you are caught out in the sun unexpectedly.
Wear a Hat to Protect Against the Sun’s Damaging Rays
Consider wearing a hat whenever you are outdoors for an extended period of time. Whether it be a baseball hat, a funky cowboy hat, a fedora, or a straw hat, tailor your look to your unique style and fashion. However, make sure that hats become a permanent part of your future. Carry one with you at all times. There are many that fit easily into a purse.
Use a Spot Corrector to Help you Reduce the Appearance of Past Sun Damage
Add a spot corrector to your daily beauty regime. Clinique has a great sun care line with a spot reducer as well as a foundation that contains spot reducers for dark patches that already exist. You can correct the look of dark spots over time. For me, this was especially great information to uncover. You can heal indiscretions of the past for a more flawless look. It just takes some conscientious behavior and preventative care!