Beauty makes you more confident. When we wake up in the morning, it is hard to find a makeup product that can brighten your complexion and hide deep dark spots. It is not easy to find a good remedy to mask imperfections caused by sun damage, acne scars, and age spots.
If you need a guide on how to make your skin look smoother, younger, and healthier then this guide will help you make the right decisions.
1. Make a habit of using a sunscreen every day
No matter what time of year it is, the sun’s rays can still damage your skin. It may not be as intense in the winter but it is still there and has the potential to cause unwanted damage.
The sun contains two types of UVA rays that penetrate the skin and cause damage. The first type is labeled as ‘aging’ rays because it causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear. The other UVA type gives the skin a leathery texture.
The second kind is called UVB which causes dark spots, sunburns, and even long-term premature aging. It may seem like common sense but it’s important to know that no matter what the season, the sun’s rays can damage your skin if you are not careful.
Put a little thought into what you are doing before exposing your skin to the sun. Be sure to wear sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside to give it time to absorb into the skin. It is also recommended that you reapply the sunscreen every 2 hours when out in the sun.
You will feel cooler and look younger if you choose to use sunscreen every single day instead of on holiday days.
2. Wear SPF 30+
You must wear good quality sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy outside. It will not only protect you from the sun but also help your skin look better. It gives off a nice glow after application and helps to boost the skin’s natural texture.
Choose a sunscreen that contains more than SPF 30 to get the most benefits, although SPF 30 is good enough for everyday wear.
Make sure that your sunscreen has a high ratio of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide in it. The higher the SPF, the more potential damage is done to the skin cells due to sun exposure, and it requires these ingredients to protect against UV rays better.
You will find different formulas in sunscreen and you should choose one that suits your skin type best.
Sun exposure is still unavoidable and getting enough protection is essential to consider. It’s best to get the right type of sunscreen though so make sure to check the labels if in doubt.