ACT NOW! (Premature Aging)

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WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY
Rain or shine, in every season, wearing sunscreen should be an automatic part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth. We recommend wearing sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 and says “broad-spectrum” on the label. That means it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. The sunscreen should also offer some water resistance. The UVA rays cause the sun’s aging effects. To get UVA protection, check the ingredients list for avobenzone, mexoryl, zinc oxide, or titanium dioxide. Reapply the sunscreen as directed on the label. Most people don’t put on enough, so be liberal when you apply it, and reapply it every one to three hours, depending on the amount of sweating, swimming, or direct sun exposure you get. Don’t forget your neck, hands, and arms.

WEAR SUNGLASSES
They will protect your eyes from the sun and also the delicate skin surrounding them. Plus, you won’t be creating more wrinkles by squinting all the time.

WEAR HATS, VISORS, AND SUN-PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Wear them along with sunscreen. Hats with a broad brim are a good choice. You could even rock a parasol to keep the sun off your skin. If you’re outdoors a lot, you might consider buying sun protection clothing. They look the same as regular clothes, but they have been treated to provide at least SPF 30 protection against UVB and UVA all day. Not only is the practice good for your health, but it’s a very smart anti-aging move.

DON’T SMOKE
Smoking is bad news for every part of you. In your skin, it speeds up the breakdown of collagen and constricts blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Smokers are more likely to wrinkle early. In time, their nails and fingertips will turn yellow.

AVOID TOO MUCH ALCOHOL
Having a drink with a friend or savoring a glass of wine with dinner is fine. But drinking too much alcohol dehydrates your skin and dilates your blood vessels. If you drink too much, you could develop broken blood vessels and rosacea, a skin disorder marked by redness and tiny pimples.

AVOID YO-YO DIETING, AND GET HELP FOR EATING DISORDERS
Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, stress and damage your whole body, including your skin, hair, and nails. These are serious, even life threatening disorders, so seek professional help for them immediately. Many women in their twenties and thirties also go through periods of “yo-yo” dieting, without having an eating disorder. That repeatedly gaining and losing weight can stretch the skin and make it sag. That’s all the more reason to work on reaching, and keeping, a healthy weight.

CONSIDER ANTIOXIDANTS AND PEPTIDES
For women in their twenties, the most basic skin care routine is washing with a gentle cleanser and using a moisturizer at night. We recommend you to use serums that contain peptides and antioxidants. If you use skin products with antioxidants, we recommend applying them in the morning before using a sunscreen moisturizer. Both products may work in tandem to protect skin from damage.