The skies are grey, and your sunglasses are in the glove compartment, packed away until spring. Remember the holy grail of of skin care—protect yourself from the sun year round, from New Years Day to New Years Eve.
Protect Your Face
Our faces are the most vulnerable part of bodies when it comes to sun damage. Our faces are delicate, and they get the most exposure of any body part. Use medical-grade products, such as Colorescience’s Sunforgettable mineral powder or other non-greasy treatments, to integrate sun protection into your daily routine. Your skin will be grateful come rain or come shine.
Go the Distance
Sun protection isn’t just for our beautiful faces, but for the rest of our bodies as well. Hands, neck, and chest are also incredibly sensitive to sun, due to the delicate structure our skin in those areas—they’re low on fat and need to be treated delicately. Make sure sunscreen is applied daily, every few hours if exposed to any degree whatsoever. Regular sun protection will make a huge difference when you look at your skin years down the road. Don’t underestimate the power of a little SPF.
Head to Toe, Day to Night, Summer to Winter
No matter whether it’s a cloudy, windy, grey day in Lethbridge or a blistering hot day on a Mexican vacation, one of your strongest defenses against aging, sun spots, skin cancer, and wrinkles is sunscreen. Possibly the best piece of advice you can receive or pass on is to wear sunscreen every day, under your clothes, as part of your moisturizing routine. Find the medical-grade, SPF-inclusive moisturizer that is right for your skin type and your lifestyle, and make this small step with huge benefits part of your every day life.