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Stop Monkeying Around and Wear Sunscreen

You always tell your husband to stop acting like a monkey, but now you may want to change that tune.

HealthDay News reported that (according to new research in the journal Current Biology) male chimps prefer older females with bald patches, sagging skin and wrinkles over younger females with full fur and well-toned bodies.

That's good news for monkeys since I can't think of one that wears sunscreen and works out regularly. What a different world it would be if human primates felt the same.

For those of us not worried about what our male counterparts think, but who still want to look good for a very long time there is sunscreen. One of the best things you can do to stay looking young and to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin. I know it's hard to think about in the middle of winter but if you're planning a sunny holiday or ski trip, you should invest in a good sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Remember to apply it 15-30 minutes before going outdoors.

Fit's Tip: Always look for a lotion that protects from ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. If you have sensitive skin, look for a sunscreen that contains only zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients will provide a barrier against UV rays without your skin chemically taking them in, which in theory is gentler on your skin.

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BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
audreystar, I've heard the same thing, about pigs being very smarter than dogs. I always wear moisturizer with SPF 15, on my face everyday. Where I live the sun is really intense. I've done this since, I was probably 18 years old, and I'm very glad about it now! When, I'm on the beach I wear a higher SPF all over. :)
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
i kinda have to wear sunscreen my skin is so pale i can't tan i couldn't if i was offered a million dollars i'm so pale :P i heard that once buti always thought that poodles were really smart :p
audreystar audreystar 10 years
*my* border collie
audreystar audreystar 10 years
off the subject - did anyone else know that pigs are supposedly the smartest of all domesticated animals? i heard that yesterday on a tv show. i was :jawdrop: i have a hard time believing any pig could be smarter than by border collie..but who am i to argue with the people doing these studies?
juliet juliet 10 years
I read something about how the sunscreen industry has made UVA/UVB much larger than it should be, in order to boost sales. Skin cancer can be caused by overexposure to the sun. We all know this. So when you're at the beach, or just in the sun w/ exposed skin, sunscreen up! But putting sunscreen on in winter when I'm running errands on a cloudy day? Yes, UV rays can get thru clouds (and are sometimes stronger on cloudy days) but don't we need sunlight (Vitamin D) for a healthy body? How much of the face moisturizers w/ sunscreen already in them are necessary, and how many of them are just trying to boost profits? I manage a beach over the summer and I'm crazy about applying sunscreen during those months. Once I'm home and spending most of my days in school or the office, I don't put sunscreen on everyday. Ideas? Opinions?
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