SPF a Day Keeps the Wrinkles Away!

 

SPF A Day

        A recent study published by the American College of Physicians has finally proven that daily use of sunscreen can help prevent photo-aging, or premature aging of the skin caused by the sun. Practitioners have often believed this theory because of the amount of information that suggested it was true, but this recent human study has proven it.

Researchers comparedthe skin of 900 men and women in Australia over a period of time from 1992-1996. What resulted was that the daily use of sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher

Blog Image final jpegsignificantly slowed skin aging in both men and women.  The study also showed that those who used sunscreen daily were less likely to have wrinkles and dark spots.

When looking for a good sunscreen, look for ingredients such as Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide; these ingredients are great for shielding your skin from all types of sun rays.  Good brands readily available include CeraVe, Cetaphil, and Neutrogena.

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