Skin Fact: UV rays from the sun is the #1 reason for skin aging. It’s not genetics, it’s not smoking, and, believe it or not, it’s not even age. The sun is the skin’s worst enemy. When a recent study out of Australia showed that regular use of sunscreen keeps the skin looking 24% younger, I was amazed that they were now able to express the results as an exact percentage. 24% fewer wrinkles from simply applying sunscreen every day? Wow. Preventing wrinkles is clearly so much easier (and definitely less invasive and less expensive) than erasing them once they have appeared.
The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine
where adults under age 55 discovered that after five years, those who applied broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 to their hands at least once a day saw 24 percent less visible aging in their skin than those who didn’t wear it daily.Get in the habit of applying a generous coat of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 (although a 30 is a better choice) to the face, throat, sides of the neck and other exposed areas, 365 days a year. This will dramatically reduce the formation of lines, wrinkles, and brown spots, as well as preventing skin cancer. Your skin will thank you, and you’ll certainly look better for it, too. I recommend Age Defense Moisturizer SPF 30
for normal and dry skin types and Daily Protection SPF 30
for oily, acne-prone skin types.
But no worries, it’s never too late to turn back the clock on your skin. Aside from wearing sunscreen faithfully daily to prevent future wrinkles, you can definitely reverse their appearance by using a well-formulated skin care product containing the active ingredient retinol. My favorite product is Advanced Resurfacing Serum
with pure retinol. You can get more information here
and be sure to watch this video
to learn about its benefits in smoothing the skin.
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