Bad Habits That Make You Age Faster

Soaking Up Too Much Sun

Summer is in full swing, and that means more time outside and in the sun. While the warm weather may boost our moods, it’s not the best for our skin or overall health. To reduce premature skin aging (spots, wrinkles, sagging and more), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 everyday, regardless if you are spending the day running errands or hanging by the pool. The AAD also recommends wearing sunglasses to avoid lines caused by squinting. Wearing sun protection may also protect you from skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one study found that there were more skin cancer cases due to tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.

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July 15, 2014

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July 15, 2014