he most essential part of a daily skin care regimen is a daily sun block – even on cloudy days and in the winter. Using a daily sun block is the most effective anti-aging step you can do for your skin. For the best UVA coverage, a block containing zinc or titanium is recommended. These also are safe for children and gentle on sensitive skin.
Moisturizing the skin is essential for skin health and for maintaining a youthful, vibrant look. Even oily skin requires moisture. Dry skin can look dull and wrinkled and is prone to rashes and flares of rosacea. New moisturizers use ceramides that replenish the outer layer of skin to repair and maintain the skin barrier function. Such moisturizers can help prevent flares of rosacea and rash.
Exposure to sun and pollution causes free radicals in the skin that damage collagen leading to premature aging and wrinkles. Antioxidant serums and creams increase the skin’s defenses against sun damage by absorbing free radicals and preventing their damaging effects. Along with a broad-spectrum sun block, daily use of an antioxidant skin care product is essential as part of an anti-aging skin care routine.
Antioxidant skin care products include Vitamins C and E, ferulic acid, phloretin, green tea and others.