It is estimated that 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun.
This is an especially big concern for people with fair skin. The lighter your skin is, the less protection it has from the sun. This is why it’s important for fair-skinned people to develop a rigorous skincare routine.
This article will teach you how best to care for your fair skin to keep it looking radiant for years to come.
1. Make SPF Your Best Friend
SPF is a lifesaver for people with fair skin. Never neglect to put on sunscreen.
If you don’t already have a product you love, you need to incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine.
Make sure to apply sunscreen every morning before you go outside. Incorporate it into your face-washing routine by making it the final step.
If you are going out to do an outdoor activity, bring a bottle of sunscreen with you and reapply every two hours.
Wearing sunscreen each day will help prevent fine lines and wrinkles later on.
2. Develop a Washing Routine
Your skin will react best when it’s getting the same care each day.
Keeping a skin washing routine will clear up acne and prevent scarring from impurities.
Your skin washing routine should contain three steps at a minimum: wash, tone, and moisturize.
You should wash your skin with a cleanser that matches your skin type.
For instance, if your skin is dry, you would do best with a moisturizing cleanser that won’t strip more oil from your face. If your skin is oily, however, you should invest in an acne-focused cleanser that will remove excess oils. There are also gentle cleansers for sensitive skin types.
Every morning and night you should be washing your face. Washing your face in the morning primes it for your makeup and gets your face ready for the day. Washing your face in the evening removes all of the gunk stuck in your pores from being outside. Never go to sleep with a dirty face, as the dirt and oil will transfer to your pillowcases and it will become a vicious cycle.
Each morning cleanse your face with your chosen cleanser. Then apply toner to your face to balance your skin tone. Finally, finish with a moisturizer. In the morning your moisturizer can be lighter, and in the evening your moisturizer should be a rich night cream.
3. Use Natural Skin Care Products
People with fair skin need to be careful not to layer on harmful chemicals.
Fair skin also tends to be thin skin, and it can be damaged easily. Check the ingredients list to make sure there aren’t a lot of harsh chemicals.
Try to stick with products that are as close to things found in nature as possible. Plant-based products contain plenty of natural moisturizers to make your skin appear soft and supple.
Natural skincare products help you avoid allergic reactions to chemicals as well. Natural skincare products are also great for the Earth. They are eco-friendly because they don’t use chemicals that turn into harmful pollutants.
4. Wear a Hat and Sunglasses
Applying sunscreen is only part of the picture of protecting yourself.
If you’re going to be outside for a long time or you live in a very sunny area, you should add a hat and sunglasses to protect your fair skin.
Invest in hats that you can wear on any occasion. Wide-brimmed sun hats are the best for protecting your head and neck.
Sunglasses will keep the sun away from your delicate eye area. They will also prevent you from squinting and therefore decrease fine lines over time.
Be sure to pack sunglasses with you if you’re going to be outside. It’s a good idea to get a pair of prescription sunglasses so you can always wear them.
5. Eat Skin Boosting Foods
Many people don’t realize that pretty skin starts from within. After all, your skin is a reflection of what you put in your body.
That’s why it’s smart to focus on foods that are high in vitamins and antioxidants. These include green, leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. Omega-3s are also incredible for your skin. If you don’t like the taste of fish, you can get the omega-3s from fish oil tablets.
It’s also smart to take a multivitamin every day to make sure your skin is getting the nutrients it needs.
Keep a healthy diet and avoid fast foods to have better skin. Eating a lot of greasy food will start to show on your face. The same with eating a lot of sugars, which can make your skin look older.
6. Get Steamy
Humidity is excellent for your skin. We can’t all live in London, but we can all invest in a steamer.
Steam opens your pores and removes impurities from the skin. It causes all of the accumulated dirt to seep out of your pores.
Try to use a handheld steamer or visit a steam room occasionally to reveal clearer, healthier skin.
Now You Know How To Care For Your Fair Skin
Fair skin is beautiful. It just takes a little extra time to maintain.
Remember to always be sure you’re applying sunscreen and being careful about limiting your exposure. Eat a healthy balanced diet, and develop a stringent skincare routine.
If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to radiant skin in no time.
Enjoy this article and want more tips? Check out our guide for dry skin here.