Save your Skin – Do's and Don'ts

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Save Your SkinFor many budding 20-somethings, worrying about skin care seems like a useless concern. However, the way you treat your skin in your '20s will determine the way your skin looks as you grow older. Follow these tips to keep your skin glowing and gorgeous well into your golden years!

Do Fake Bake - Any dermatologist will tell you that sun exposure is just about the absolute worst thing you can do to your skin. Setting aside the fact that in the past three decades more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined, sun exposure will destroy the tone, texture, and elasticity of your skin. So what's a girl to do when the temperatures rise? Reach for the self tanner. Whether you choose to apply it yourself or get a professional airbrushed tan, each option will provide you with the beautiful color you desire without future damage. Once you’ve found your perfect self tanning method, don’t forget to add some sunscreen to your routine to protect your investment. We recommend Ain't Misbehavin' skin clarifying & mattifying sunscreen spf 30.

Keep it Soft - Many women in their '20s are lucky enough to not require lotion or moisturizer. However, need it or not, every woman should be moisturizing. You may not require the expensive wrinkle fighting creams today that you will in your '30s, but never head out without something on your face and body. Keeping skin moisturized today could prevent elasticity loss, uneven color, and even stretch marks tomorrow. Try KP Duty dermatologist moisturizing therapy for soft, bump-free legs and arms.

Do Stay Hydrated - While lotions and creams are imperative to great skin, it's always best to hydrate from within. Regardless of what your day brings, remember to squeeze in at least 8 glasses of water to keep the skin and the body functioning properly.

Don't Smoke - Yes we all know that smoking is bad for your health but did you know that it can be equally detrimental to your skin? Smoking can help cause wrinkles, speed the aging process, and even stain the skin.

Do Eat Healthy - Be sure to eat a healthy diet of lean proteins, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and monounsaturated fats. Combine this healthy diet with exercise and you won't just ensure longevity; you'll discover your very own fountain of youth!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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