Premature wrinkles are one of the most common early signs of aging, especially for people who do not properly protect their skin from the sun. Prolonged sun exposure will not only cause new wrinkles but it will make existing wrinkles appear even more noticeable than they do during the winter months. Luckily, there are a few simple things that anyone can do to keep their skin looking and feeling beautiful while enjoying time outdoors.
Avoid Wrinkles with Sunscreen
It is impossible to overstate the importance of wearing sunscreen every time you are going to be exposed to sunlight. For daily wear, it is recommended to use a product with a minimum SPF 15 each time you go outdoors. If you are going to be sunbathing, however, a minimum SPF 50 is recommended to make sure that you do not cause damage to your skin. In addition to wearing sunscreen, be sure to reapply it regularly in order to maintain maximum protection.
Repair Skin with Vitamin C
Wrinkles are caused by free radicals in the skin so, following a day in the sun, it is important to use products that are rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals. In order to get the most bang for your buck with antioxidants, try a skin care product that has Vitamin C in the formula. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C boosts the sun protection factor of any other products you are using with SPF. Try using a cream or lotion with Vitamin C on your skin both before and after your daily sun exposure.
Boost Collagen Production
Collagen is the element in your skin that helps keep it smooth, taught, and free of wrinkles. When you are exposed to the sun, the collagen in your skin breaks down, leading to wrinkles and loose skin. Even if you do not have an anti-aging skin care routine with retinol during the winter months, you should use a product with retinol during the summer to increase your skin’s natural collagen production. This will help prevent the formation of fine lines even after you have been exposed to the sun.
Wrinkles are the most common result of unprotected exposure to the sun. Make sure you wear sunscreen every time you go out and follow up with both Vitamin C and retinol products, like the new line from Genovo Skincare, to maintain youthful looking skin all summer long. For more information about our products or to get an order started, click here.
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