Staying out of the sun! And according to the American Academy of Dermatology, protecting your skin from the sun has the greatest impact on how it ages – even more so than eating a healthy diet or exercising. The only thing that made people look equally as young was an obsessive use of sunscreen.
The study was done on hundreds of women, and those who avoided the sun looked up to 20 years younger than they actually were. And other supposed rules for maintaining a youthful complexion didn’t do diddly-squat – from drinking lots of water to sleeping well. Something to keep in mind now that it’s hot and sunbathing season is in full swing.