In addition to contributing to premature aging at an alarming rate, the sun is also one of the key contributors to one of the most common dermatological conditions: hyperpigmentation. Thankfully, research is showing that plant-based, topical ingredients can be effective alternatives to well-known, but riskier ingredients such as hydroquinone.
Aside from the well-known broad spectrum sunscreen, antioxidants represent a different path to boost our skin’s defense against UV rays. What are their role? How can we supply our body with antioxidants in order to prevent premature aging?
As the seasons change, the days are getting longer and hotter. Often your skin is not ready for the abrupt transition and the sun exposure that accompanies it. So it’s important to be sun smart, and to start preparing your skin and body with these “5 easy steps to wake your winter skin ”: Get some sun, resurface your skin, hydrate inside and out, steer clear of photosensitive ingredients, and supercharge your body with antioxidants.
Eating nutrient-rich foods, drinking plenty of water and practicing a good daily skin care routine are always going to be your best bets for taking care of your skin. Here’s a few tips for when it comes to enjoying the sun and developing that coveted glow… without the harmful effects.