How to Protect Your Body From Premature Aging and Dry Skin
Body Wash – You’ve probably heard that regular soap is not a good enough moisturizer to protect body from drying. You may be right, but there are more effective ingredients that do more than just removing dryness and leaving your skin softer. Most commercial soaps contain harsh detergents that strip away natural moisture. While body wash will cleanse and freshense, it will do nothing for keeping your body soft and moisturized. A natural body wash would be a better choice to protect body from excessive dryness.
Face Cream – Do you know that chemical agents in commercial face creams are considered as the most harmful cosmetic ingredient in the world? You must be aware of these because face cream is applied all over the face and body and because of its concentrated form, you will be applying the cream all over your face and body. Face cream is primarily used to provide moisture to the skin while it protects the skin from dirt and harsh weather conditions. The best ingredients to look for in face cream to protect body from excessive dryness are sunflower oil, grape seed oil and active manuka honey.
Sun Protection – Sun exposure can lead to premature wrinkles and other age-related problems. Sun damage also leads to increased production of free radicals that attack the skin. You can protect body from excessive sun damage by using sunscreen that has high SPF level and PABA (para-amniobenzoic acid). However, although sunscreen does provide protection, it should be used in moderation as too much sun protection can cause skin irritation and burning.
Moisturizer – There are many moisturizers available in the market today. Some are more effective in preventing premature aging and dryness. Look for moisturizers with active ingredients such as Cynergy TK, Phytessence Wakame or CoEnzyme Q10. These ingredients are excellent antioxidants that fight free radicals that cause skin damage and help in the regeneration of damaged skin cells.
Sunscreen protects body from excessive sunlight that can lead to burning. Choose a sunscreen that has high SPF level and best suited for your skin type. You can even go for the moisturizers with high SPF for more intense protection. Always remember to apply sunscreen lotion as often as you are going out in harsh weather or under the sun to maintain the moisture levels of your skin.
Sun Block – The UVB rays can penetrate your skin and therefore can also damage your skin. To protect your skin from UVB rays, choose a sunscreen with high protection factors. It should have an SPF of at least 30 and preferably even higher. In addition to protecting your skin from sun, it will also protect your skin from other factors such as windburn and even vomiting.