1. If you smoke, stop. Research shows that smoking prematurely ages your skin.
2. Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sun’s rays are the strongest then. If you must be
outside, wear a protective hat, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and sunglasses. Freckles, age spots, and blotchy
complexions are linked to sun exposure.
3. Wear sunscreen religiously. Use products with SPF 30 or higher and with both UVB and UVA
protection every day. Sun damage can result in such changes as fine wrinkles and an uneven skin tone.
4. Check your skin often for skin cancer. If there are changes that worry you, call your doctor right away.
Older, fair-skinned people are at high risk and must have a yearly check.
5. Soothe dry skin. Use a humidifier. Also use moisturizing soaps and lotions. See your doctor if you still
6. Eat right and hydrate. Good nutrition helps the body repair skin. Drinking lots of water helps hydrate
skin from the inside out.
7. Try anti-aging products. If you’re over age 50, over-the-counter creams and lotions can help enhance
your natural beauty by rejuvenating your skin.