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What Happens When You Skip the Sunscreen? More Than You'd Think.

What Happens When You Skip the Sunscreen? More Than You'd Think.

As if I didn't reiterate it enough, sunscreen should be a daily essential. Horrifying sunburns, anyone? Besides lobster-red tones from head to toe, what would happen to your skin if you skipped the 'screen? I've consulted with Dr. Adrienne Denese, a dermatologist who specializes in antiaging techniques, to find out what measures we can take to prevent skin damage. As expected, SPF is key. "The most important step a young woman needs to take is to use sun protection 365 days a year," Dr. Denese says.

The reason? "Over 90 percent of aging of the skin is sun-induced," she adds. "Nearly everything you do not like about your skin — lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun spots, enlarged pores, red capillaries around the nose, loss of tone, and firmness — all have to do with sun exposure." Plus, don't forget that you can get damage from the sun even when the sun is not visible. "It can be overcast. It can be raining or snowing. The UVA rays are present even under these circumstances, undermining the integrity of your skin," advised Dr. Denese. Lesson learned.


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