Daily Sunscreen Use May Help Slow Aging Of The Skin

Daily Sunscreen Use May Help Slow Aging Of The Skin

“Regular sunscreen use helps keep skin looking younger longer,” according to a study published online June 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study involved 900 white people ages 25 to 55 in Australia, where intense sun exposure is a fact of life. Most had fair skin, and nearly all burned in the sun. The majority of the participants was “using sunscreen at least some of the time, and two-thirds wore hats in the sun.” Randomized participants “applied sunscreen every morning to their head, neck, arms and hands and reapplied it after heavy sweating or bathing and whenever they spent more than a few hours outside. After 4 1/2 years,” participants who used sunscreen every day “were 24% less likely to show signs of increased aging effects, concluded the study.” The news comes just as tougher Food and Drug Administration rules for US sunscreens are taking effect. For the first time, they ensure that sunscreens labeled ‘broad-spectrum’ protect against both the ultraviolet-B rays that cause sunburn and those deeper-penetrating ultraviolet-A rays that are linked to premature wrinkles and skin cancers.”

By | 2018-11-22T06:29:30+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Sunscreen|0 Comments

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