Here are some steps you can take to help your skin look younger longer
Try to avoid sunlight between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when UV rays are the strongest.
Apply a sunscreen with SPF 15 or above on all exposed skin, 30 minutes before going outdoors.
Re–apply sunscreen after swimming or sweating.
Do not sunbathe.
When at the beach, stay under a beach umbrella but also use sunscreens because sunlight reflecting off the sand and water can harm unprotected skin.
Wear wide–brimmed hats, long sleeves and pants outdoors.
Avoid tanning booths.
- Wear makeup (ie., foundations and lipsticks) that contain sunscreens with Sun Protection Factor–15 (SPF) or above.
- Don’t smoke.
- Wear sunglasses outdoors.
- Use moisturizers to combat skin dryness.
- Use moisturizing soaps.
- Use a humidifier at home, especially in winter when indoor air can be particularly dry.
- Ask your dermatologist about topical tretinoin emollient cream. This Food Drug Association (FDA)–approved product may slow or stop additional photo–aging when used to treat existing photo–aging.
- Ask your dermatologist about alpha–hydroxy acid, which also may help reduce some visible signs of photo–aging.