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Sunblock and antioxidants: a match made in heaven

by timetospa August 23, 2011
Sunblock and antioxidants: a match made in heaven

Summer isn't over yet! If you're set on soaking up the last of the season's rays, stay protected. While temperatures may be declining, that's no reason to eschew your sunblock. In fact, most beauty experts recommend wearing a coat of SPF yearround in order to keep your skin healthy and young-looking. But, have you heard of another essential addition to your regular body skincare practice?

Beauty and skin professionals agree that adding antioxidants to your regular sun-care products can keep your skin even healthier for longer.

"Sunscreen and antioxidants were born to be married," dermatologist Ranella Hirsch told Allure Magazine beauty experts.

Sunscreen works by absorbing the damaging UV rays so that your skin doesn't feel the effects. But antioxidants take your level of protection even further by negating the effects of the free radicals created by sunlight on your skin. They help combat cellular mutations that cause cancers such as melanoma.

So the next time you slather that sunblock on your skin, consider using a good quality antioxidant toner or serum first.

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