Summer Skin Tips

By on 08/10/2017

summer sun skinRecord heat waves, skyrocketing air conditioning bills, long nights and sweaty days… Yep, we are in the thick of summer now!

We sure hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine, wearing cute tank tops, spending weekends outside at the pool or beach, and generally soaking in all that summer has to offer.

(Yes, it’s HOT, but enjoy it… you’ll need these warm memories to keep you going during the quickly approaching frozen winter months where the sun and all its sweaty glory is sorely missed).

One thing we don’t hope: that you’ve been neglecting to properly protect your skin! 

Signs of Sun Damage to Skin

Obviously, if you have overexposed your skin to the sun and gotten a painful sunburn, your skin will dry out and peel. But that’s not the end of the story! The sun damages far more than just the outer most layer of skin, and while one damaged layer peels off, the rest of the damage can be far more deep-set and permanent!

If you have started to notice any of the below, it means you haven’t been taking the time to properly protect your skin this summer!

  • Increase in freckles
  • Increase in “age spots” or large brown patches of skin
  • Rough, dry patches of skin
  • Puffy under eye skin
  • More prominent “squint” lines near eyes
  • Chapped/peeling lips
  • Leathery, rubbery feeling skin
  • Increase in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Raised bumps that look like moles or even little horns (Actinic keratoses). These can eventually turn into skin cancer, so be sure to have them monitored by a doctor.

We all age! This is fact, and we simply cannot stop time, nor can we hid from the sun forever. With proper protection and care though, we certainly can slow down the appearance of aging! The absolute best way to do this is by nourishing and protecting our face and skin!

As you age one of the most noticeable effects is that your skin is slower to replenish itself and has a harder time retaining moisture. This manifests physically by giving you wrinkles, age spots, frown lines, and dry or sagging skin.

Protecting and nourishing your skin helps drastically slow this aging process. Alternatively, exposing your skin to the sun without proper protection will act to speed this process up significantly and permanently!

How to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Obviously, the most important rule in protecting your skin during summer (and always) is to apply face cream with SPF daily. Also, if you know you will be in the sun for more than 30 minutes, wear a hat or visor.

protect skin from sun

It is also important to stay hydrated. Your skin’s hydration is fueled by your body. If you are hot, sweating and not rehydrating, your whole body, including your skin will become dehydrated.

Speaking of sweat, did you know that sweat is a major contributor to clogged pores and blemishes? Your best bet is to cleanse your face as soon as possible after you come in from a sweaty workout or day out in the sun.

Weekly, you should exfoliate to help remove dead skin and encourage blood flow to the new, fresh skin.

Finally, and of great importance, is you need to feed your skin. Your skin is actually a major organ in your body, and is exposed daily to heat, UV rays, pollution, toxins and so much more.

Your skin’s job is literally to act as a barrier and protect you from all the harmful factors all around you, every single day!

It needs proper nutrients to regenerate and not break down. A supplement like Age-Astonish is packed with a cocktail of essential antioxidant vitamins and something called Phytoceramides that will effectively renew your skin and make you look younger.

phytoceramides

Ceramides are already found in your body but as you age your body doesn’t create them fast enough to make up for the natural loss. Phytoceramides are a plant-derived nutrient that restores the youthful texture, elasticity, and moisture retention of your skin while fighting free radical and stress damage. The end result is that in 30 days your skin looks and feels younger than ever.

Basically, to keep your skin healthy and youthful you need to do 2 simple things: prevent and restore. Prevent damage by protecting your skin from the sun, and then feed it the right nutrients to allow it to properly regenerate and restore itself quickly, without giving way to the signs of aging!

Now back to enjoying the rest of your wonderful summer! Just remember to apply sun screen and use Age-Astonish daily to nourish your skin and keep that skin smooth, soft and ageless!

 

About modernhealthproject

Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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