Most skin damage is caused by outside elements rather than the natural aging process. The more you are exposed to the elements, the more quickly your skin appears to age. Save yourself from this fate by protecting your skin properly. The process is simple and quick, and it allows you to age gracefully, not quickly. 

Before you begin each day and before you go to bed each night, wash your face. Use a high-quality cleanser that include ingredients to soothe your skin and leave it feeling hydrated and restored. Wash your face at night to remove all of the gunk your skin accumulates throughout the day. As you go though daily life, your pores soak up airborne toxins, such as cigarette smoke, tiny particles of dirt and debris. You must also remove any makeup before bed. In the morning, you must wash your face to get your pores open and ready for the next step.

Especially in the morning after you wash your face, it is vital that you apply a moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer that not only rejuvenates your skin but that also contains sunscreen. The addition of sunscreen protects your skin from damage from the sun. The higher the SPF, the better, but any SPF is better than no SPF.

If you are a woman, the final step is to apply foundation to your face. While this makeup smooths out the appearance of skin and provides an even skin tone, it also gives an additional barrier of protection between the elements and your face. Choose foundation using natural ingredients so as to not irritate your skin. 

Protecting your skin from the elements is a simple three-step process. Always use the highest-quality skin care products for the most complete protection, and remember to follow the same steps each day. Treat your skin with care by protecting it from the elements, and the results are evident in your appearance.