3. Wear Sunscreen
The sun is the single biggest threat to your skin. It can worsen acne, accelerate the effects of aging (more wrinkles and spots), and even lead to skin cancer. Wear a sunscreen that blocks both UV-A and UV-B rays and that is rated at least an SPF 15. UVB products aim to guard your skin from singe and burn, while UVA sunscreens struggle with wrinkles, dullness and flaccidity. There are many sunscreens on the market designed to accommodate different skin types, so choose one that is right for you. Don’t think that sun is harmful to your skin only in sunny weather. You cannot see it, but up to 50 % of ultraviolet reach the Earth even if the sky is overcast with clouds. You are bound to use sunscreens throughout the year if you have light skin and hair.
What degree to use depends on how much and often you are exposed to sun. if you work outdoors and most of your time is spend under the sun, you definitely need SPF 35 and higher. In other cases SPF 15 – 20 will be sufficient. You need several pea-sized drops to cover you face, neck and forearms. And don’t be afraid to lack vitamin D – if you stick to a balanced diet you’ll get all you need with food.