Pour on the Protection to ensure you layer on enough sunscreen. It's the best way to keep skin youthful. Fill the hollow of your palm (about ½ teaspoon) with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to coat your face, neck, and ears. You may have to apply two coats to finish what you've squeezed out, but that's how you make sure you're covered.
Look Sun-Kissed! A little tint takes years off your face by evening out your skin tone, which a recent study found is a key marker of youthfulness.
Eat a Skin-Saving Breakfast. The first meal of the day - include almonds. They contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness. Not feeling like a nut or can't eat them? Salmon, tuna, and halibut are good lunch/dinner sources.
Zen Your Skin. Stress is so damaging to skin. High levels of tension can spike hormone production that leads to breakouts or aggravates conditions like psoriasis. Controlling stress keeps your skin calm—but that's easier said than done! But you will be glad you took the time. Taking a 10-minute time-out to apply a face mask and relax. Unplug and turn off!
Protect with Powder! Sunscreen stops working in less than 3 hours, so reapplication is key. For easy touch-ups, use powder sunscreen. It's light, so skincare stays intact.
Pair Your Potions! A 'cross-training' regimen is the key to rapid rejuvenation. Some ingredients—like sunscreen and antioxidants in the morning and retinoids and peptides at night—work better as a team.