If you’re reading this, chances are that you are doing all you can to maintain youthful looking skin. You may be diligent about wearing sunscreen daily, using an anti-aging product, and using moisturizer. However, there are a few mistakes that people often make, not realizing that they are sabotaging their skin and causing extra wrinkles.
Do you guilty of one of these?
Not wearing sunglasses
This one is especially important in Florida to protect your eyes against that especially bright sun. However, sunglasses do more than just protect your eyes; they also play a role in protecting your skin against aging. Repetitive squinting in bright light can lead to crow’s feet, which often require dermal fillers to smooth again. Try to keep sunglasses in your car so you’re less likely to find yourself out and about without them.
Substituting sunscreen for a moisturizer
While it’s great that you have made using sunscreen part of your daily routine, it doesn’t provide the same benefits as your moisturizer. Not all sunscreens hydrate, and some may even add oil or dry out your skin. Apply both moisturizer and sunscreen for days out in the sun, or use a moisturizer with SPF for daily use.
Going unprotected in the evening
While the middle of the day, 10:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon, is the most dangerous time for your skin, that doesn’t mean that you should be skipping your sunscreen regimen if you’re planning on being outside later in the day. As long as the sun is up, you are susceptible to burns, even on cloudy, overcast days.
Don’t risk stepping outside without sunscreen. Make it part of your daily routine by using a moisturizer that contains SPF. Also make sure that you invest in a quality sunscreen that will protect you during those long days spent in the sun at the beach. We have a large selection available in our office. Contact us today and let us help you find the best solution for your needs.