Want gorgeous skin? Start by making sure you don't commit any of these skin-damaging crimes
May 13, 2009
Kristen Oldham Giordani | 42 COMMENTS
Thou shalt not: get unprotected sun exposure "Incidental sun exposure (the little bits of sun we get) while walking, driving, etc., build up over the years," says Bank. He recommends applying SPF 15 daily. If you plan on getting more sun exposure, wear SPF 30 and reapply every two hours. See the sunscreens our readers love and hate here. "And don't be fooled into thinking that your clothing acts as sun protection," says Kunin, adding that our clothes only provide an SPF 4. Protecting your skin from the sun daily will help prevent premature aging (think brown spots and fine lines) and skin cancer. One other bit of wisdom: "protect your eyes with real UVA and UVB sunglasses," says Kunin. "The sun can cause cataracts, blindness and even melanoma."