Good skin care is an important part of total health. Good habits should be practiced as early on as possible. Effects from bad skin care habits can accumulate and create problems when the skin gets older and less resilient. If you want to learn good skin care habits that you can use all through your life, read this article for great suggestions.
The sun can do great damage to your skin if your skin is overexposed to it. It does not matter if the weather is cold or warm, cloudy or sunny. The harmful UV rays from the sun can penetrate through clouds. Therefore, you always have to protect your skin whenever you go outdoors. Wear a wide-brim hat to protect your face. Use a sunscreen that was created to give broad-spectrum protection. That means the sunscreen is able to protect your skin from UVA as well as UVB rays. The sunscreen should have an SPF of 15 or more. In addition, it must contain one or more of these active ingredients: avobenzone, zinc, titanium dioxide, or mexoryl. The four ingredients have been tested and proven to give better protection than another ingredients. Apply your sunscreen liberally before you go out. If you plan to be active during the day in outdoor activities, reapply your sunscreen after an hour or two to continue to protect your skin. (more…)