Speaking Point: Make sure sunscreen becomes a daily habit; on your face and your body:
- Protect your skin upon awakening: - after cleansing face in the morning, apply a Vitamin C or antioxidant serum to your face, followed by an SPF 15 or above; higher the better.
Speaking Point: Add an antioxidant serum to your morning routine to boost your skin's ability to defend itself.
Speaking Point: Invest in hats- create a collection- fedoras, floppy, anything fun and stylish- does not have to be a baseball cap; in fact, unless you are working out in the sun or literally playing baseball, try to wear other types of hats. They will make you feel fashionable and protect your skin! (and hair).
Speaking Point: Invest in sunglasses- these will also protect your eyes and skin. Have a variety on hand that offer 100% UV protection. Ideal if they wrap around your eyes to protect crows feet.
Speaking Point: Plan your fun in the sun- Dermatologists suggest to avoid the sun between 11am-4pm; try to plan accordingly. If you are going to the beach, apply sunscreen 1/2 before sun exposure and reapply every hour to be safe. Also, common sense- pay attention- you might be having fun, but you need to pay attention to reapplying sunscreen.
Speaking Point: Eat antioxidant-rich foods to protect skin from the inside out- like Tomato Paste (high in lycopene), Spinach (high in quercetin), Cantaloupe (high in beta-carotene, known to help skin growth and repair), salmon/halibut- high in omega 3 fatty acids to moisturize skin from inside.
Speaking Point: Keep your sunscreen organized and ready for you at any time when you are in the sun.
Speaking Point: Plan on wearing sunscreen even if it is overcast.
Speaking Point: Cover up- wearing loose, long sleeve cover ups to the beach; have sarongs, wraps, tunics, etc on hand; create a chic sun protection wardrobe.
Speaking Point: Drink lots of water to hydrate your body and protect from dehydration in the sun.