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Protecting your skin from harm doesn't have to be time consuming or expensive. It can be quick and easy, and it eventually becomes second nature. Below are five skin protecting tips that will keep your skin healthy, looking good, and feeling great.

wear sunscreen

We know you have heard this a million times, but it’s true! UV rays emitted from the sun can cause significant damage to your skin if it is not properly protected. Sun damage can cause a number of blemishes or issues such as 

  • Wrinkles

  • Freckles

  • Age spots

  • Skin cancer

  • Discolorations

  • Benign growths

We’re not asking you to wear long pants in the summer heat. We don’t expect you to stay inside when the sun is out and the day is beautiful. Perfect Shade Spray Tans believes in living and enjoying life to fullest. However, be smart! Wear sunscreen, and don’t be afraid to reapply.

stay hydrated

In order to have healthy skin that protects your body from the sun, it is essential to keep it hydrated an moisturized. Nobody likes the idea of chapped or flaky skin! In order to maintain beautiful, hydrated skin you have to keep it moisturized. Here are some tips on how: 

  • Water is your friend! Drink lots of it. It's the key to keeping your skin hydrated.

  • Use the right moisturizing lotion for your skin type. We recommend applying it directly after your shower.

  • Take warm, not hot, showers. Try to keep your showers under 10 minutes. It sounds counter-intuitive but exposure to water for too long actually dries out your skin.

eat clean

You can use all of the skin care products you want along with the best make up products out there, but if you struggle with acne and don’t eat right, you’re dropping the ball. Eating healthy and consuming the nutrients your body needs is essential to feeling better and improving your skin. Sugars and carbohydrates, for example, do the opposite of benefiting your skin. If you’re doing everything right but still seem to get those irritating blemishes, check your eating habits.

be gentle to your skin

While removing dead cells, dirt and oils from your skin are important, scrubbing your face will only irritate it further. When you wash your face every morning and night, be sure you are using a gentle skin care product. For best results, you should: 

  • Wash your face twice a day with warm water and gentle cleanser

  • Gently massage the water and the cleanser in your skin in a circular motion

  • Rinse your face thoroughly

  • Pat your skin dry – don’t rub before applying your facial moisturizer

know your skin

If you notice a freckle is getting larger or new mole pops up, don’t be afraid to consult a dermatologist. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Pigment change, for example, can be potential sign of skin cancer. Should you notice that a mole or freckle has changed color, schedule a consultation with your doctor.