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Did you ever think that using your cell phone could actually make you look older?

If possible, avoid being in extreme heat for long periods of time

During this unprecedented time, we are relying on electronics more now than ever to communicate with loved ones, work from home and for entertainment.

Are you consuming more than 50% of your time by watching TV, using your phone or computer? Harmful blue light transmitted from these products can cause the skin to age prematurely.

Ulli Haslacher, founder of Pour Moi Skincare created anti-aging skincare based on the climate in San Antonio to help keep your skin looking youthful.

“The sun has natural blue light, when you are outside, we know already that light ages skin,” said Haslacher. “The good news is it [blue light] doesn’t give you a disease, the bad news is it really hits that center in your skin that is responsible for your natural anti-aging ingredients.”

Skin can change due to local humidity, temperature and/or atmospheric pressure. San Antonio’s subtropical skin stressors include high humidity, strong UV light, bacterial allergens, heavy air and pollution. Skin exposed to too much humidity can lead to acne and breakouts over time.

Here are tips on how to protect your skin this summer so you can keep a youthful appearance with glowing skin.

1. Try to limit how much time you spend using electronics with screens.

To protect your skin and eyes, take breaks from watching TV, using your phone and computer to reduce the hours you spend taking in blue light.

2. Avoid being in the heat for long periods of time.

If your work causes you to be outside for hours at a time, try to wear long sleeves and protective clothing to prevent sunburns. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your face, especially from squinting, which can lead to wrinkles.

3. Try climate-based skincare.

According to Pour Moi Skincare, more than 80% of aging signs are from the climate you live in. The company, which has the first patented climate-smart skincare in the world, was developed in France. Climate-Smart® skincare is made specifically for the San Antonio region.

If you have dark, aging spots and dry skin, you can work toward beautiful and smoother skin -- without a painful and costly procedure.

Each product in the skincare line is tailored to your exact temperature, humidity, altitude and pollution exposure, and it is intended to help your skin adjust to different climates so that it can radically rejuvenate and repair itself.