Suncreen – The Best Anti-Ageing Cream!

The most important anti-ageing cream is a sunscreen and should be an integral part of your daily routine like brushing your teeth.

Sunscreen products protect the skin against the ravages of UV radiation. Sun damage and uneven pigmentation are instantly ageing. It is important to ensure that your sunscreen protects you against UVA and UVB radiation. UVA radiation can tan and age skin (make you look like an old leather handbag) whereas UVB radiation can cause sunburn and potentially skin cancer.

It has been shown that wearing a sunscreen below factor 30 just does not cut it. In most cases, an SPF of greater than 30 is not necessary and is not recommended.

It has been shown that most people do not apply enough sunscreen. The first tip is to apply sunscreen very liberally. If you scrimp on your sunscreen you will not receive full protection.

Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

The biggest fallacy is that sunscreen is not necessary during the Winter months. Although UV radiation is not as intense during Winter, it still poses a threat. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate through the clouds to damage your skin resulting in sun burn, pigmentation, sundamage, reduced collagen production and skin cancer.

In summary, effective anti-ageing regimens should incorporate sunscreen. The take home message is to apply your sunscreen first thing every day so you never get caught out and never get burnt.

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