September is Healthy Aging Month. Remember that is is NEVER too late to take control of your health. That means all aspects of health: physical, mental, emotional and financial. Of course we recommend a healthy diet and regular exercise to improve health but don’t forget to take care of your skin as well! Especially, because we live in South Florida, it is important to protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Below are a few tips to help give your skin that youthful glow!
1. Apply sunscreen every day, rain or shine. For optimal sun protection, choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that defends against UVA and UVB rays. SPF only applies to how well a product protects against UVB rays, not UVA. Both types of UV exposure cause skin cancer so broad spectrum protection is important.
Wash your face before bedtime
2. Don’t forget to wash your face before you go to bed. Falling asleep with makeup on clogs pores, prevents the skin’s natural renewal process and prematurely ages skin. If you’re prone to forgetting, keep makeup remover wipes on your bedside table.
3. Exfoliation promotes healthy cell turnover and rejuvenates a dull complexion. Use a gentle exfoliator twice a week for smooth, radiant skin. Never use a washcloth to exfoliate as this can be very irritating to the skin.