How to protect your skin to look 10 years younger
Although it’s hardly news that premature aging and wrinkles are caused by exposure to the sun, research shows that men are still less likely than women to use sun protection. With the risk of skin cancer rising at an alarming rate, protecting your skin when outdoors should be a regular part of your daily routine. Here are five easy ways you can shield your skin:
Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, even on cloudy days. Put the sunscreen on 30 minutes before you go outside. Apply the sunscreen everywhere the sun’s rays might touch you, including your forehead and face, your ears, the back of your neck, and any bald parts on the top of your head.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when you are outdoors for a long time. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to help protect your face, neck, and ears from the sun. The best hat to wear in the sun has a brim that’s at least six inches around. Baseball caps and similar hats don’t protect your ears and neck.
Stay out of the sun if you can from 10 AM to 4 PM, when the sun is strongest.
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. Sun exposure increases your risk of getting cataracts.
Use skincare products with built-in sun protection. Men’s Expert Comfort Max SPF 15 Anti-Irritation After Shave Balm has an SPF 15 that will guard sensitive, just-shaved skin against damaging UV rays. Men’s Expert Vita Lift SPF 15 Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer also has SPF 15 for your protection.