We all know that the sun is a big no-no for a perfect complexion! Living in south Florida it is not always easy so sunscreen SPF 50 is a must.
My favorite non-greasy sunscreen is the
Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Lotion
I buy it at Walgreen for $13
Mineral Sunscreen: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide provide a non-chemical sun protection option, with a powder-like matte finish that’s never greasy
Australian Botanicals: Kakadu Plum, Eucalyptus and Red Algae form a unique combination of antioxidant-rich botanicals
Eco-Conscious Formulations: Designed to be Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, PABA Free, Petrolatum Free, SLS (Sulfate) Free, Dye Free and Oil Free. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested. Not tested on animals.
Fragrance-Free for use on even the most delicate skin.
Then the key to my flawless complexion is my daily veggies juices and detox tea, that I make myself with organic veggies and drink two a day.
I do not smoke, and drink plenty of water during the day to stay hydrated.
Sunbathing and sun exposure can put you at risk for serious medical problems. Damage to the skin, including abnormal discoloration, wrinkling, or skin cancer, can result from overexposure to the sun.
You better off using bronzer oil and creams to look tan then actually sunbathing. At the end, you will want to spend thousands of dollars trying to fix your skin with lightening skin serums, skin peels or laser treatments.
To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun-tanned. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular coloring (pigmentation) of the skin. The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a mottled, reddish appearance.
Melanin is the dark brown pigment in the top layer of skin (epidermis) that gives skin its color. This pigment protects the deeper layers of skin from sun damage. The more melanin in the skin, the darker the skin appears and the more protection it has against sun damage.
People with medium or dark complexions naturally have more protection than do people with lighter complexions. But they still can experience sun damage. This man’s face shows signs of sun damage — increased areas of irregular pigmentation and wrinkles.
To help stop or even reverse sun damage to the skin:
Exfoliate. The buildup of stratum corneum (the dead, outermost skin cell layer) can make skin appear blotchy and uneven. Also, remnants of self-tanning products can collect in typically dry areas (such as the elbows), causing the skin to lose its luster and appear “dirty.” Loofahs, scrubs, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)* cleansers, and home microdermabrasion kits (in which tiny crystals are sprayed on the skin) can remove dead skin cells, leaving skin looking smoother.
Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Sunscreen is one of the keys to radiant, youthful-looking skin. Daily use may even lower your long-term risk of skin cancer. By reducing your daily sun exposure, sunscreen allows your skin time to heal and your immune system the chance to repair some existing damage.
Stay away from the sun as much as possible especially for a longer period of time.
There are awesome bronzing creams and bronzing oil. Organic ones are best!