Tips for Young-Looking Skin
1. Don't Drink, Don't Smoke, Don't Tan!
Abstaining works. Alcohol, too much sun, cigarettes
will make you look old very quickly. Ageing free
radicals will run amok in the cells of your skin.
You must take care.
Keep your skin hydrated at all times!
Do not slather on greasy creams as this will not let
your skin breathe.
Use sun block at all times
a separate sun block if possible,
even if your foundations may incorporate Sun
Protection Factor (SPF*) into
The SPF needs to be 30 or higher.
*SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The
number is determined experimentally indoors by
exposing human subjects to a light spectrum meant to
mimic noontime sun. Some subjects wear sunscreen and
others do not. The amount of light that induces
redness in sunscreen-protected skin, divided by the
amount of light that induces redness in unprotected
skin is the SPF. It is mainly a measure of UVB
protection and ranges from 1 to 45 or above.
A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 filters 92% of
the UVB. Put another way, a sunscreen with an SPF of
15 will delay the onset of a sunburn in a person who
would otherwise burn in 10 minutes to burn in 150
minutes. The SPF 15 sunscreen allows a person to
stay out in the sun 15 times longer.
Use Illuminating or light-diffusing foundation
These brighten the skin and minimize
the appearances of fine lines.
Feed on Antioxidants
Look for creams that have antioxidants such as
Vitamin C, E or green tea (for both your face and