5 Sun & Skincare Tips You Need Now

5 Sun & Skincare Tips You Need Now

It's no secret that the sun can fast-forward the aging process. Actually, the sun is one of the biggest culprits of premature wrinkles and dry, damaged looking skin. When you're young and determined to achieve sun-goddess status, you may not be concerned with proper skin care now. But, starting young will not only improve the look, feel, and health of your skin now, it will set the tone for your future skin.

Want a healthier glow without sacrificing your love of the outdoors? Here are some of our top tips for a lifetime of your best skin.

SPF Lotion. It’s not news that SPF lotion will help protect your skin from sun damage. But maybe you didn’t realize that you should be wearing SPF all year round. Even on the coldest of days, the sun still rises and you need to protect your skin.

SPF Foundation. Many foundations include SPF to offer a little extra sun protection. You can still get the flawless finish you love with SPF-infused foundations from tinted liquids and cream compacts to mineral powders. So check the label the next time you’re in the beauty aisle—it's no extra work for you and it’s a huge benefit.

Hydrate. Every health expert on the planet will tell you the benefits of drinking water. What you might not know is that drinking enough water will also have an immediate impact on your skin's health—fighting wrinkles and sun damage and helping to ditch, even a glimpse, of dark, under-eye circles.

Diet. A healthy diet will easily show through the look of your skin. Did you know that too much alcohol consumption can lead to redness and under-eye puffiness. (You may be recalling last Sunday's brunch, followed by Monday morning.) Fruits and vegetables are especially high in the antioxidants you need to help your skin fight off sun damage—so load up!

Sunglasses. Throw some shade into the mix with a stylish pair of sunglasses. Not only do they look good but they protect your eyes from the sun and help you prevent any unnecessary squinting, which is known to develop wrinkles.

So, don't leave home without your SPF!