Could summer be ageing you?

Could summer be ageing you?

Basking in the sun is better when you know you’re protected from harmful rays. Here’s how to spot signs of damage and stay healthy as the temperature rises.

Feeling the warmth of the sun is one of the best things about summer. But like a lot of treats, there’s a catch: it might not be great for your long-term health. Experts now know that there are many ways in which, little by little, the UV rays from the summer sun can cause damage that accelerates the ageing process.

You don’t have to lie there and take it, though: there are some simple ways you can protect yourself. Follow our tips to stay looking great with a summery glow.

Healthy hair

THE PROBLEM: When your hair gets too much sun, the UV rays can damage the outermost part of the hair strand, the cuticle. When that is damaged, hair takes on a dry, brittle feel, and you can experience discolouration, split ends or frizziness.

THE SOLUTION: A leave-in conditioner can help to keep your hair hydrated as the temperature climbs. Try one with sunscreen, to help reduce the UV rays reaching your hair and protect it from damage and the colour-bleaching effect of the sun. Team it with a hat so you can cut down on your exposure.

Supple skin

THE PROBLEM: We all know what too much sun can do to the skin, but everyday exposure to UVA can be a major cause of ageing skin – even when there’s cloud cover. It’s important to always wear a separate sunscreen, to prevent ageing and damage.

THE SOLUTION: Try Olay Regenerist 3-Point Moisturiser SPF30 , which visibly minimises the ageing effects of UVA on the skin. And of course its revolutionary light, non-greasy formula hydrates and regenerates the skin to keep it looking youthful.

Youthful hands

THE PROBLEM: They do all the work, so it’s no surprise that hands can show the signs of ageing first. Age spots are a result of sun exposure, not just the passage of time.

THE SOLUTION: Make sure hands are included in your moisturising regime. Try to slap on a bit of moisturiser on your hands to ensure it stays working effectively. And you can minimise the signs of ageing caused by UVA on the skin with Olay Regenerist 3-Point Moisturiser SPF30 – it may be a face cream, but it can be just as effective on your hands,

How do you stay looking and feeling great in summer? Share your suggestions in the comments.

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