As the seasons change and the weather cools, you may be naturally inclined to pay less attention to the health and appearance of your skin. However, experts say that falling temperatures should not coincide with ditching your skin protection routine.

“Along with the fall season comes skin hazards,” says Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a New York City dermatologist. “Believe it or not, exercising, being exposed to sunlight and even enjoying a glass of wine, are all activities that may cause the formation of free radicals.”

Taking daily measures to protect the body from the inside out is important for looking and feeling your best. For year-round skin care, check out the following tips.

• Maintain your SPF habit: You may no longer be rocking a bathing suit outdoors, but your skin is still exposed to sunlight. In fact, even when you are inside or driving, you are still getting sun exposure through windows. So continue to protect yourself from UV rays by applying sunscreen daily. Don’t forget your lips – opt for a lip balm containing SPF.

• Rock shades: While the flip flops may need to be retired until next summer, your sunglasses can and should continue to be part of your wardrobe. Protecting your eyes and the skin around them, sunglasses are far more than just a stylish accessory.

• Help your skin help itself: Your body is exposed to the harsh effects of free radicals year-round. Unfortunately, free radicals and premature aging go hand-in-hand. Consider neutralizing them and the damage they can cause from the inside out. One way to do so is with Heliocare Daily Use Antioxidant Formula. Dermatologist-recommended, this natural, dietary supplement contains 240 mg of a powerful antioxidant formula derived from the extract of Polypodium leucotomos (PLE), a tropical fern native to Central and South America that has been used for centuries as a remedy for skin related conditions.

“Many of my patients come to me with questions about how to maintain their skin’s youthful appearance,” says Dr. Nazarian. “I tell them to consider taking Heliocare on a year-round basis.”

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For healthy-looking, resilient skin, be sure to maintain your skin protection routine this fall and beyond.

By StatePoint