Skin experts say that the best way to keep your skin healthy and looking young is to protect it from the sun and not smoke: and after that, taking care with how you wash, moisturize your skin and shave also help.
I was under the impression that everybody knew that shielding your skin from the sun was the most effective skin protection, and there is no better “wrinkle” remover or preventer cream better than sun block. And anyone who thinks that smoking doesn’t effect your skin, and your lungs for that matter, is under some sort of massive delusion.
However, according to a British Association of Dermatologists survey carried out last year, many Britons are unaware that sun protection can keep the skin looking younger, believing instead that applying a daily moisturizer, eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and having facial massages will suffice. While the latter options help a great deal, there is nothing more important than getting away from those rays.
Not only does exposure to UV, and smoking increase a person’s risk cancers, it also affects the elastin in the skin, which leads to wrinkles and sun-induced skin ageing such as leatheriness and blotchy pigmentation. Not to mention yellow and disfigured teeth from smoking.
Nicole Kidman is famously afraid of the sun. She stays out of it at all costs. In fact, many celebrities simply avoid that sun by wearing hats and slathering on sunscreen. They know the sun is the No. 1 cause of prematurely aging skin.
Nicole covering up in the sun.
While to get vital vitamin D from the sun, that is no excuse to sizzle away in the sun as according the NHS 10-15 minutes in the sun is actually enough to get the vitamin D that you need.
I myself am a bit of a hypocrite. I love the sun, I don’t, have not and will not smoke. But from now on I think I will take more care in the sun, it is a dangerous tool.