Protect your skin from the sun every day. Whether you're spending a day at the beach or running errands, sun protection is essential. You can protect your skin by seeking shade, covering yourself with sun-protecting clothing such as a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection, and using broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF 30 (or more) and waterproof. You should apply sunscreen every day to all skin that is not covered by clothing.
For more effective protection, look for clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) label. Apply self-tanner instead of tanning. Every time you tan, you age your skin prematurely. This is true if you are tanning from the sun, a tanning bed or other indoor tanning equipment.
They all emit harmful UV rays that accelerate how quickly the skin ages. Smoking greatly accelerates how quickly the skin ages. It causes wrinkles and a dull, sallow complexion.