Take Steps to Protect Your Skin While Working in the Yard

Do you spend summer days outdoors mowing the lawn, tending to the garden and working on the house? Here are a few steps you can take to help you care for and protect your skin as you complete your seasonal chores:

• Dress right: A few wardrobe considerations go a long way. Opt for long, lightweight clothing in light colors, which can protect your skin from sun exposure while keeping you cool. Sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat can provide further coverage. If possible, arrange to spend the bulk of your time outdoors either before 10 in the morning or after 4 in the afternoon to avoid exposure while the sun’s rays are at their strongest.

• Don’t forget the SPF. Apply sunscreen and a lip balm containing SPF before heading outdoors. Reference the bottle’s instructions to ensure you are reapplying as-needed. Dermatologists recommend an SPF of 30 or higher for extended outdoor activity. For lawn care and gardening, you should also be on the lookout for a product that’s resistant to sweat.

• Promote resilience: There are many outdoor elements that produce free radicals, such as sun exposure and pollution, and exposure to these free radicals can have harsh effects on the body. To help protect and maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin, consider incorporating Heliocare Daily Use Antioxidant Formula into your morning routine. In a survey conducted by Ferndale Healthcare Inc. between Nov 2019 and Feb 2020, of 923 U.S. dermatologists, more than half personally use Heliocare, and 87 percent of these experts recommend it to their patients.

“I tell all my patients who ask me how to maintain their skin’s youthful appearance to consider taking Heliocare, particularly if they spend a lot of time outdoors,” says New York City dermatologist, Dr. Rachel Nazarian.

The antioxidant-rich proprietary extract in Heliocare, Fernblock PLE Technology, has been studied for over 25 years by leading dermatologists.

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• Adopt healthy habits: Drinking plenty of water and ensuring you are getting electrolytes can help regulate the balance of fluid in the body for healthy-looking skin. Also, be sure to get a great night’s sleep. Not only do you deserve it after a hard day of work, but sufficient sleep is beneficial to skin health.

This summer, treat your skin right while working in the yard. Take steps to protect it from the inside out. (StatePoint)