The best way to keep your skin healthy is to use sunscreen daily; it's the ultimate anti-aging cream. If you have any questions on why it's so important, check out last week's post. (If you need more color, don't tan, try using a tinted moisturizer or sunless tanner).
Use a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect the thin skin that surrounds your eyes. This will also help to prevent a whole host of eye problems later in life.
Dead skin can make your skin look dull, clog your pores, and contribute to acne. Get rid of dead skin by using a gentle exfoliator or getting a superficial peel. It will keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.
The sun is going to dry you out, so you have to make sure that you hydrate your skin from the inside and the outside. This includes using a daily moisturizer, but you also need to make sure that you hydrate internally and drink enough water to keep your skin fresh.
In addition to water, you need to make sure to eat your fruits. They are rich in antioxidants and can actually increase your skin’s natural SPF. Look to foods that are rich in vitamin C for the SPF and try out watermelon and cantaloupe for antioxidants.
If you do get burned, take care of the damage as soon as you can. Cool the area to stop the damage and then focus on healing. Simplicity's Restorative Gel is specifically formulated to calm and heal skin after the heat of laser or sunburns. Or you can try lactic acid (found in yogurt) to quickly soothe the burn and then aloe vera applied several times per day can speed up the healing process.