Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Giving Full Protection to Your Skin

While your skin gives protection to your body, you must also give full protection to your skin to retain your beauty despite of too much heat, pollution and dirt that may destroy it. So the following are steps on how to protect your skin.

Protection from the Sun
Too much heat from the sun will often lead to skin dryness, early skin aging and the manifestation of the dark spots. Since these factors affect the skin physically, your skin also needs physical protections. Here are some useful tips in choosing and using sunscreen lotions.

  • Look for sunscreens with UVA and UVB protection capability.
  • The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is very important in choosing the right sunscreen lotions for your skin. For sensitive skin, choose lotions with SPF 20 and or above.
  • Your skin takes time to absorb the applied sunscreen lotions to your skin. Therefore, apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before exposure to the sun.
  • Be reminded that UV radiation from the sun increases when reflected in the surface of water or snow you must bring with you your sunscreen all the time.
  • Should you stay under the sun longer than expected, reapply sunscreen.
Protection from Pollution
Wherever you go, air pollution comes with you which will cause damages to your skin. But don’t worry, there are so many things you can do to. To protect your skin from pollutants, follow these simple steps :
  • Always wash your face whenever you arrive home with water and soap or a good face wash to generally remove accumulated dirt on your skin.
  • If you stay outdoor for a long time, use mild cleanser to remove dirt.
  • Using foundation or moisturizer will also help in protecting your skin as they serve as protective layers.
How to eliminate wrinkles?
Obviously, wrinkles are the signs of aging; they may be normal but remember that when the skin starts to age, you can never bring it back to its youthful state. So, if you think you are too young to develop wrinkles on your face, follow the steps below and maintain your younger looking skin :
  • Eat plenty of oranges and lemons while you’re still young as they are the best source L-Ascorbic Acid, the kind of Vitamin C used to prevent skin aging. You may also take Vitamin C supplements as alternatives.
  • While there are so few facial gels and creams which contain L-Ascorbic Acid, you need to look for them. You may use Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Power Firm as it contains Vitamin A, C & E. Beware of imitations and fake products.
  • As the skin starts to age, bringing it back to a younger looking skin is almost impossible. Although, it cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed down. You may purchase Dermalogica AGE smart Starter Kit to help you slow down your skin aging.
There are other factors that can damage your skin. But the three mentioned above are the most common factor and perhaps the fastest in destroying the beauty of your skin.