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10 Tips to Save Your Skin

10 Tips to Save Your Skin

* Buy two pairs of sunglasses from a respected manufacturer that block both UVA and UVB rays. Keep the extra pair in your car.
* Promise yourself that you will spend an extra five minutes shaving. Take the extra time either to apply pre-shave oil to soften your beard, or to wrap a warm, damp towel over your face.
* Install window films on your car's side and back windows. They'll protect you and your passengers (and your uphosltery) from UV rays, cut down on glare, and some types even reject heat.
* Buy a new razor. Make sure it's a good razor. And change the blade often.
* After shaving, apply an after-shave balm with an SPF of at least 15. If you can't find one you like, buy a separate sunscreen and apply it before the moisturizer. Don't forget your ears and all around your neck.
* Buy a hat. Not a baseball cap, but a hat with a brim, such as a cowboy, a bucket, or an outback. Wear it when you're outdoors for extended periods. Especially if you're balding or thinning on top.
* Find a lip balm with an SPF of 15 and use it regularly.
* Stop smoking.
* Keep a bottle of sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher in the glove compartment of your car. It will cut down on your trucker's tan - as will keeping your arm from dangling outside the window as you drive.
* Ask your barber if he sees any moles or bumps on your scalp next time you go in for a trim. If he or she does, go to a dermatologist and have them checked out.

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