5 Work Habits That Make You Look Older
How it's aging you: You know that sun exposure isn't the path to youthful skin (it degrades the collagen under your skin, leading to wrinkles, sagging and bagging, not to mention dark spots, says Nazarian), but you may be underestimating how many rays you're getting during the workday. If you work near a window or in an office with a lot of natural light, it could be a lot. Plus, the majority of your sun exposure isn't coming from your yearly beach vacation; it's the in between moments—walking from your car to the front door of your building, running errands, etc.—that really add up, says Hirsch.
The fix: Add a product with SPF 30 to your morning skincare routine and if you work in an office with lots of sunlight, or your job involves a lot of time spent running from place to place, reapply every couple of hours, says Nazarian. If the thought of rubbing sunscreen in on top of your makeup is less than appealing, consider buying powdered, pigmented products with SPF like SuperGoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 or Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 30, which feel nothing like sunscreen but offer the protection you need.