Adopt these basic lifelong habits for happy body and mind.
1. Don’t Neglect the SunscreenThis goes for everyone no matter skin type or color! Ultraviolet rays from the sun diminishes collagen and elastin causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Use an SPF 30 for fair ski and SPF 40 for outdoor days.
2. Buy Sunglasses with real UV protectionGet the real deal and buy quality UV-protection sunglasses to protect the skin around your eyes, help prevent eye problems, and stop that irritating, wrinkle-causing squinting! It’s a win-win habit to get in to and your eyes will thank you later on.
3. Simple Flying StrategiesFlying closer to the sun? You’re most susceptible to the UV rays coming through the window while in the air. Apply an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen before boarding, and pull the shade down if you’re in a window seat. Planes are also infamously dry so avoid salty snacks and always hydrate more than you think you may need. Using a botanical hydrating mist throughout the flight helps protect skin from dehydration.
4. Limit Your Sugar Consumption
When you eat sugary foods the sugar breaks down, bonding in the bloodstream with protein molecules, including those found in skin-supporting fibers collagen and elastin. This process, glycation, makes collagen and elastin inelastic. The horror! What are we to do, forego sugar altogether? No, of course not. We can make smart choices and as with everything else in life, practice moderation. We can do it and our skin will thank us!