After the holidays, it's time to get back to the grind, return to the day to day, re-establish a routine. Whether you are going back to your same old routine or you've vowed to start a new and improved routine for 2015, there's one New Years resolution you should make, incorporate the one skin care secret that you shouldn't leave home without... A daily moisturizer with sunscreen!
As simple as it sounds, it doesn't seem like it should be a secret, but not everyone is taking part in this beneficial habit. Daily use of a gentle hypoallergenic moisturizer with sunscreen truly can make a difference in the health of your skin as well as maintaining a youthful appearance. Many people think to moisturize their skin just when it's dry or apply sunscreen just before going to the beach, but harsh climates and sun exposure have a cumulative effect on your skin over time. Why not protect the skin you're in all the time to prevent unnecessary damage.
The importance of a moisturizer with sunscreen: Our skin takes a lot of abuse, be it from chemical products we use, harsh weather, poor diets, lack of appropriate water intake, the list goes on. With so many factors working against the proper moisture balance in our skin, it only makes sense to moisturize daily to maintain a healthy complexion. Simple environmental factors such as using heat or air conditioning in the house can be enough to dry out your largest organ (skin). Doing your part to protect against daily damage can help reduce wrinkles and even skin conditions such as eczema. Moisturizing your skin also helps promote circulation, a viral part of skin health. Allowing for adequate blood supply to the skin allows for the tissue to be properly perfused with oxygen and function at it's best.
The importance of using a moisturizer with suncsreen and sun protection factor (SPF): Of course we all know we should apply sunscreen before spending a day soaking up some warm rays, but it's often forgotten that sun damage occurs in the few minutes each day you spend walking to your car at the store parking lot, enjoying lunch outside or doing chores in the yard. Moreover, many people forget that winter time is a prime time for sun damage. Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean the suns rays aren't just as powerful as they are during summertime. Sun exposure happens all the time and its important to be prepared daily to protect yourself from harmful UV rays that cause damage you might have to treat in the future.
So why not go for the buy one get one free?! A product containing two beneficial components that needs just once daily application, it just makes sense to take the few seconds it takes to apply. Just a pea sized amount of moisturizer with sunscreen is all you need in the morning to give you protection from the sun for your day to day activities. Of course, if your are planning on spending significant time catching some rays, please apply and reapply sunscreen. You don't have to spend a pretty penny on cosmetic skin care products, this is a simple solution to take you into the New Year and last you the whole way though!
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