Laura Artman, MBA RE LE
Laura Artman, MBA

Committed to providing clients with services that enable them to create more wealth.

Skin Care
554 words

10 Simple Things to Protect Your Skin from Summer Damage

A good friend of mine recently called because she forgot her sunscreen and got a sunburn. I was able to treat her skin and give her some relief. After the treatment, I went through my list of 10 simple things to protect your skin from summer damage.

It’s More Than The Sun

One of the first things I learned living in the desert is that the sun is not the only environmental factor that will dehydrate your skin.  As a third generation Californian I love driving my car with the windows down. The air is stimulating and it makes me feel great. However, the wind was having a very bad affect on my skin. It was aging me prematurely.

Swimming pools will dry your skin on a hot summer day, even when there isn’t any bleach or harsh chemicals.  This is particularly bad when your SPF is not water resistant. Pool parties were one of my favorite ways to congregate with friends. Not anymore.

10 Simple Things to Protect Your Skin from Summer Damage

    1. This is easy and simple. Every morning after you rinse your face or take your shower follow this simple regimen. Start with a hyaluronic based toner, use a moisturizer, and then your sunscreen. Use it on your face, neck, décolletage, back of hands, forearms and all other areas that are exposed to the sun. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. Make sure it is water resistant and has a SPF of 30 or higher.
    2. As much as you hate to, wear a large brim hat.  Also consider wearing long sleeves and be very aware of the back of your hands when you are driving.
    3. Once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin at night before you go to bed. Put your best serums and creams on after.
    4. In the morning consider a light splash of cool water so you don’t dehydrate your beautiful skin.
    5. Use a serum around the eyes and any other dry areas. A serum is a moisturizer that penetrates deeper than a cream.
    6. Be generous with your moisturizers. Since you will be exfoliating regularly, apply as much moisturizer as you feel is necessary.
    7. When you are in an area with insects, be sure to protect your face, neck, decollate, arms, legs and any area that is exposed. Be sure to read the ingredients for that you use the proper type of repellant. As an example, if I were in an area where there are lyme infected ticks, I would apply Deet. Deet may cause epidermal reactions among other health risks. Therefore if I am out walking my dog in Coachella Valley I use a product with less toxic effects.
    8. Be very cautious when you are using RETIN-A.  Avoid the sun as much as you can by going out very early in the morning or after dusk.
    9. Hydrate in every way possible. Hydrate your skin with products rich in hyaluronic acid including toners, creams and serums. Drink lots and lots of water.  There are certain areas of my face that wrinkle when I don’t drink enough water. So, drink up!
    10. Lastly avoid swimming pools during the hot part of the day and use your air conditioner rather than your windows to cool the car.

Thank you for reading this post. Please comment below.

10 Simple Things to Protect Your Skin from Summer Damage
Contact Us!
Contact Us!
  • The Quest for High ROI

The Quest for High ROI

Portfolio diversification, tax efficiency, profit generation, consistent cash flow, inflation protection, and wealth creation are the primary goals for real estate investing. In California, it is possible to excel in these areas with real estate investments.

How to Not Beat the Market

Investing is not a competition. Invest responsibly based on your tolerance for risk, frequency and timing of your cash flow streams, your timelines and your overall net worth.

Managing Your Money After Retirement

Taking the Right Kind of Risks The greatest challenge in investing as we age is to resist the urge to stop taking financial risk. In our minds, we are playing it safe by eliminating stocks [...]

Realty During Covid-19

A Guide for Buying and Selling Realty During Covid-19 became an important priority when the world came to a sudden halt and the State of California ordered us to stay home.

Selling Your House

Congratulations on starting the process of selling your home! This timeline will guide you through the steps required. I will provide insights on each step. You don't need to follow it exactly, but, it [...]

Markets and Behavior

When the stock market made a dramatic decline at the beginning of the millennium I was a registered investment advisor working in Northern California. Fortunately I was still teaching finance courses part-time at California State [...]