It's heating up outside, which means more of your skin will be exposed to the environment. As the temperature rises, you must take the necessary precautions to care for your body and your skin. These tips aren't just for extended stays under the sun, like lounging on your favorite beach or dancing all day at your favorite music festival – these are daily tips to consider for healthier skin all year long.
Protect Your Skin
The key with sunscreen is to use it correctly – remember to wear it often and reapply throughout the day as directed. Moisturizers with built-in SPF and antioxidants are the easiest way to make sure your skin stays protected. COSMEDIX's Hydrate + with SPF 17 fits in most medium-sized handbags, and COSMEDIX's Reflect with SPF 30 is great for on-the-go application. Its spray formula makes it super handy for a quick midday spritz all over the body.
Protect Your Eyes
Sunglasses aren't just for the cool factor – you should invest in a really good pair. The goal of sunglasses should be to filter UVA, UVB and blue light from the delicate area around the eyes that can show lines, wrinkles and dehydration the fastest. Also, opt for polarized lenses if possible. They help reduce eye strain, eliminate glare, increase visual clarity and enhance contrast and depth perception. Finally, a few dots of non-retinol eye cream with antioxidants will help, too. COSMEDIX's Eye Genius has free radical-fighting antioxidants to defend skin from environmental stress that can cause inflammation and damage to collagen and elastin.
Protect Your Head
There is a reason why athletes where hats at ball games – the bill protects their eyes and face from the sun and improves their visibility. Though a cap is a good start, it's best to wear a hat with a wide brim four inches or better to protect your scalp, face and ears when spending time outside. These are sensitive areas that can burn after only 20 minutes. And, let's be honest even though we should put sunscreen behind our ears and on our scalp, most of us forget.
Protect Your Body
Surfers know a thing or two about sun protection. Their long sleeve and cropped-legged clothes aren't just protecting them from being smacked by waves. It also protects their skin from the sun that is reflecting off the water and rinsing off their sunblock. A neoprene bodysuit isn't for everyone, however protecting your skin from the sun with long sleeves and loose clothing can offer an additional level of sun protection to keep your skin in top condition, especially if you have fair or sensitive skin.
For more information about sun protection, watch our video.