The 3 Best Ways For Outdoor Fashion Models To Protect Their Skin From The Aging Effects Of The Sun

Posted on: 30 April 2019

Models need to keep their skin looking as young as possible to keep their career successful. However, you may spend a lot of time in the sun during your shoots and are worried about skin damage. The following three tips are the best ways to keep your career intact and your skin damage-free.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

If you do a lot of outdoor shoots — particularly bathing suit shots or beach sessions — you may end up exposed to the sun for hours at a time. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests sunscreen. It can protect you from damage that would otherwise prematurely age your skin and potentially impact your career. Use one with a broad spectrum range, an SPF 30 rating, and water-resistance benefits.

Just as importantly, you should moisturize your skin regularly while out in the sun because you're going to lose a lot of water to the power of the sun. Moisturizes can minimize evaporation-related damage to your skin and keep you looking young and beautiful for years to come.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is a bad habit that many models may fall into either as a weight-control method or to deal with anxiety while on a difficult shoot. Unfortunately, the Journal of Dermatological Science — and many others — have found that smoking will cause early skin aging that can potentially derail your modelling career.

Thankfully, quitting smoking right away will help to minimize the damage and provide you with a lower chance of premature wrinkles or other types of skin damage. And some types of skin care methods may be able to minimize the appearance of these wrinkles, though you'll likely have to get more specialized treatment options to ensure success in this way.

Improve Your Diet

When you're on a lengthy photo shoot in the Bahamas or somewhere else far from home, time is often of the essence. You might constantly be on the move and have little time for great food. Unfortunately, you may either eat food that harms your skin or simply fail to eat much at all, which can severely impact the health of your skin and trigger aging skin.

Thankfully, you can adjust your diet to reverse many of these effects. For example, Healthline suggests that you eat fatty fish like salmon or mackerel to get omega-3 fatty acids that improve your skin health. Other foods, such as avocados, walnuts, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seeds contain high levels of vitamin C and other healthy minerals that improve your skin health.

As you can see, many ways exist to fend off sun-related skin aging while you are on a modelling gig. If you want extra help, you can also talk to doctors and plastic surgeons about anti-aging skin care treatments that will help minimize or even reverse signs of aging.