Prevent Sun Damage

Prevent Sun Damage

Seasons change, and your skin is right there along with it. Summer's here and your skin will warm up to a regime change. You might want to consider adding something new to your routine, like Clearasil DailyClear® Clear 'n Refine Daily Scrub. A little exfoliation removes dead skin cells and reveals new, fresher skin. And fresh faces are what summer's all about.

But if there's one word you should remember this summer - it's sunblock. The truth is, tans aren't healthy. But if you're sensible and follow these simple tips -go on and have fun in the sun.

SUNSCREEN IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

Never let your guard down. Use an SPF of 15 or higher every day, no matter what. Spot-prone skin will do best with an oil-free sunscreen. Check for labels that read "non-comedogenic" (don't try to pronounce it, just look for it on the package; it won't clog pores). Remember, any amount of tan equals skin damage. Reapply often and use liberally. Sunscreen comes off after a few hours of exercise or swimming. For fail-safe sun protection, apply sunscreen before you go outside, reapply every two to three hours, and don't skimp.

THROW IT OUT

Don't get sentimental about your sunscreen. That one from your trip to Ibiza five years ago… toss it. Sunscreen should be replaced every 12 months.

HATS ON

Take your shade to go. A brimmed hat or baseball cap is always cute on the beach, and it doubles as a great skin-saver.

FAKE IT

Get the "good" tan. Self-tanners make you look like you spent the day at the beach, but application is an art form unto itself. Be sure to exfoliate your skin with a washcloth, loofah, or body brush prior to applying.