Be Mindful of the Sun
Broad-spectrum waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 is essential in minimizing wrinkles and damage, and more importantly in preventing skin cancer. Don’t forget to reapply every two to four hours, and even more often if you are in the water or perspiring. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is when the sun’s rays are the strongest, so avoid the sun during this time period if you can.
A healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains can vastly improve the quality of your skin and help remedy issues such as oiliness, acne and dullness. Certain vitamins and nutrients such as Omega-3, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin E have been shown to be especially helpful.
Uncontrolled stress can lead to major skin issues. Taking the time to relax and do things you enjoy can help prevent skin problems such as acne and eczema. Cutting down your work load and making more time for yourself will have much greater benefits than healthy skin.
Get More Sleep
The benefits of getting at least eight hours of sleep per night are well documented. Besides reducing stress, helping prevent depression and increasing alertness, sleeping eight hours or more can help improve the quality of your skin.
Smoking even occasionally can make your skin look older, causes wrinkles and decreases blood flow to the outer layers of your skin. It also damages the elastin and collagen in your skin, and depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients.
Exercise increases blood flow to the skin, carrying oxygen and nutrients to skin cells and keeping them healthy. The blood flow created by exercise also helps detoxify the skin from free radicals, clearing your skin of environmental toxins.