Not only is sunscreen essential for protecting your skin from sun damage, but using it daily contributes to softer skin, too — especially since sunscreens today are packed with skin-loving ingredients. “Sunscreens have evolved beyond simple sun protection, and they're not just about anti-aging either,” says Dr. Dusan Sajic, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Sajic Skin Science. “For those seeking to align their skincare with a bustling lifestyle, sunscreens boosted with reparative peptides, DNA repair-promoting adaptogens, senolytics and antioxidants are the way forward.”
Some of the sunscreens Dr. Sajic likes include the skinbetter science sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion and the Sajic Skin Protectif SPF 50+ Reparative Mineral Sunscreen.
Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
“Beautiful skin isn't achieved overnight and solely through a lineup of products,” says Dr. Sajic. “Just like you won’t see results after doing 10 pushups, healthy skin requires an all-encompassing approach.” In other words, it’s not enough to just have a well-rounded skincare routine. “A nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep and stress management are vital pieces of the skincare puzzle,” he explains. Consult with your doctor before you make any modifications to your diet or exercise routine.
Try a Serum With Polyglutamic Acid
Unless you’re a skincare fanatic, you may not have heard of polyglutamic acid yet, but the hydrating ingredient has been gaining popularity in recent years. “For those seeking next-level hydration, look no further than polyglutamic acid,” says Dr. Sajic. “This powerful humectant, derived from fermented soybeans, has the ability to hold up to four times more moisture than hyaluronic acid. The result? Exceptionally hydrated, plumper and softer skin.” The Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir is one way to incorporate the ingredient into your skincare routine. To ensure the ingredient is right for you, chat with your dermatologist.