Wrinkles may be a natural part of getting older, but you can slow your skin’s aging with changes to your lifestyle and environment, a skin expert says.
“Daily activities, such as protecting your skin from the sun and eating healthy foods, can go a long way in preventing your skin from aging more quickly than it should,” dermatologist Dr. Michele Green said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release.
Sun exposure is a major cause of premature skin aging. Protect your skin from the sun by seeking shade, wearing sun-protective clothing — including a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection — and by applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to all skin not covered by clothing.
Clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) number on the label will provide the greatest sun protection.
Here are some other ways in which you can protect your skin: