Do you regularly take care of your skin? You should! Both men and women are susceptible to summer skin damage. Here we describe five dos and don’ts of taking care of your skin while you relax on the beach or work outdoors. Adhering to this advice will ensure your skin stays fresh and healthy all year long.
1. Do always moisturize the skin …
But remember to apply the correct type of moisturizer and never scrub it on. Janine Ellenberger, founder and CEO of GR8SKN, said that it’s important to apply gently, according to AskMen.“Do massage your moisturizer gently onto your skin; this improves circulation to the skin’s surface and increases absorption of essential vitamins and peptides.” However, never scrub. Scrubbing will only cause irritation.
“Splashing water on your face does more than wake you up.”
2. Do Splash your face with water
Howard Sobel, aNew York City-based dermatologist,said that splashing water on your face does more than wake you up, according to Men’s Fitness. It moisturizes it. An even better practice Sobel noted is to use a good wash that contains glycolic acid. If you want to take your routine a step further, use an exfoliating scrub. You should always wash and moisturize your face once during the morning and before you go to bed.
3. Do wear sunscreen
How many times have you forgotten to apply sunscreen? Too many, probably. By not applying this protective shield you’re exposing your delicate skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays. If applying yet another material to your skin makes it oily, try using a moisturizer that has UV protection and is designed to treat dry skin. Yes, this all-in-one miracle product does exist!
4. Don’t eat junk food
Stay away from snacks and fatty foods that can wreck havoc on your skin. Men’s Fitness recommendedpacking your refrigerator with fruits and vegetables and non-red meat, which can defend your body against harmful substances.The source stated thateatingat least five to seven servings of vegetables and fruits each daycan also be beneficial.
5. Do stay out of the sun
Just like women, men like to tan. However, this can severely damage your skin. It’s best to avoid sunlight when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, according to Sun Safety Alliance. This is when UV is strongest.
As you might expect, UV exposure is most dangerousduring the summer. But it’s important to be cognizant of the sun’s rays year-round, as theymake their way to Earth even during the cold winter.
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