Continuing on our skincare journey, this month we focus on protecting and nurturing your skin both indoors and outdoors. Team Moondust Cosmetics® guide takes you through anti-aging tips and ways you can protect your skin in many conditions, including parked for hours in front of a screen for pay or playtime! You’ll see that self-care goes hand in hand with radiant skin.
Protect Your Skin from Screens – The Digital Age Dilemma
Moondust Cosmetics’ posts often mention UVA/UVB rays at the heart of their protection tips outside or near windows while traveling or living leisurely. Today, let’s begin with the digital elephant in the room and how it affects our skin in any season!
In the era of smartphones and computers, protecting your skin extends beyond sunscreen for outdoor activities. Renowned dermatologist to the stars, Dr. Murad has drawn attention to the potential harm caused by blue rays emitted by screens. In an interview on ‘This Morning’ TV show, he emphasized that spending four days in front of screens is equivalent to just 20 minutes of sunbathing.
Notably though, electronic devices emit electromagnetic radiation [EMR] while the sun emits ultraviolet radiation [UVR]). His advice? Use sunscreen even while using devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers.
According to Dr. Murad, certain sunscreens contain an ingredient called lutein, also found in foods like goji berries. This ingredient offers protection against the harmful effects of blue rays. It should be noted that Dr. Murad also owns a multi-million-dollar skincare range. So, he recommends both applying sunscreen and consuming foods rich in lutein for comprehensive protection.
Consistency is key. He stresses that many individuals are inconsistent in their sunscreen use. This inconsistency, such as only applying sunscreen on weekends or during extended outdoor activities, can contribute to skin aging. Sun exposure breaks down collagen, causes pigmentation and leads to dryness. By consistently using sunscreen, you can greatly improve the appearance and health of your skin. Remember, even on cloudy or rainy days, UV radiation still exists and accumulates, leading to premature skin aging.
Moondust reminds you to apply sun protector – SPP can be used indoors, outdoors, and in sun, surf or snow conditions you find yourself active in!
Everyone’s Anti-Aging Tips for Youthful Skin from Dermatologists:
Here are the recent top anti-aging strategies backed by scientific evidence:
1. Make Friends with Your Sun Protector: Dermatologists emphasize the crucial role of sunscreen in preventing premature aging. Daily application of sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF protects against harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Don’t forget to use sunscreen on cloudy days too!
2. Be Aware of the Blue Rays: Screens emit blue rays that can harm your skin. Dr. Murad recommends using sunscreen while using devices to shield your skin from their effects. Look for sunscreens containing lutein, an ingredient that offers protection against blue rays.
3. Be Consistent: Incorporate sunscreen into your daily skincare routine. Consistent use helps combat collagen breakdown, pigmentation, and dryness caused by sun exposure. Make it a habit, regardless of your outdoor activities or weather conditions.
4. Layer on Additional Protection: Besides sunscreen, employ additional sun protection measures. Wear UV-protective clothing, and wide-brim hats, seek shade, and use sunglasses to limit UV exposure. These methods work synergistically with sunscreen to safeguard your skin.
5. Rejuvenate with Retinoids: Topical retinoids, such as retinol, and prescription-strength options like tretinoin, are potent anti-aging ingredients. They stimulate collagen production, enhance cellular turnover, and improve skin texture and clarity. Consider incorporating retinoids into your skincare routine, including body care.
Of course, Dr. Moondust has posted on elements of anti-ageing & anti-cancer and their commonalities as we strive for optimal health in our self-care choices. Find them on the blog pages of Moondust’s website and you can start here:
Here’s Dr. Moondust’s ‘short list’ of anti-ageing tips:
- Eat a Mediterranean diet
- Include organic superfoods in your daily diet
- Take Greek superherbs in teas
- Drink matcha green tea
- Take resveratrol supplements derived from grapes
Sun Protection Matters: The Science Behind Anti-Aging
Sun protection plays a crucial role in slowing down the aging process of the skin. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun is one of the primary causes of premature aging.
Here’s how sun protection can help with aging:
1. Prevents Wrinkles and Fine Lines: UV rays can break down collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins responsible for maintaining the skin’s firmness and elasticity. When these proteins degrade, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin can develop. By consistently using sun protection measures, such as wearing sunscreen and seeking shade, you can help prevent these signs of aging.
2. Reduces Age Spots and Uneven Skin Tone: UV radiation can trigger the overproduction of melanin, leading to the formation of dark spots, commonly known as age spots or sun spots. Protecting your skin from the sun can help minimize the appearance of these spots and promote a more even skin tone.
3. Prevents Skin Texture Changes: Prolonged sun exposure can cause the skin to appear rough, leathery, and uneven in texture. Sun protection measures help maintain the skin’s smoothness and prevent these undesirable texture changes.
4. Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer: Sun damage accumulates over time, and excessive exposure to UV radiation is a primary risk factor for developing skin cancer. By consistently protecting your skin from the sun, you reduce your risk of skin cancer, which is a significant concern associated with aging skin.
Make sun protection part of your daily skincare routine – let our Skin Protector Plus be your first defense against scientific sunburn. You’ll also find it is essential for maintaining youthful-looking skin and reducing the signs of aging. By shielding your skin from harmful UV radiation, you can help prevent wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, and other skin texture changes associated with sun damage.
Prevention is key, so Team Moondust encourages you to prioritize sun protection year-round to maintain a healthier, more youthful complexion as you age. It’s a good idea no matter what work or leisurely activities you engage in, outside, inside or seated endlessly at one computer screen or another.
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