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Sunscreen: Your best defense against wrinkles?

by timetospa June 11, 2013
Sunscreen: Your best defense against wrinkles?

More news continues to come out regarding the importance of using sunscreen when you're going to be outside for long periods of time, but a new study may have you using sunscreen products on a more regular basis. The trials, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, discovered people who wear sunscreen each day benefited from younger looking skin than their counterparts who opted out of using any SPF.

Sunscreen boasts beauty benefits
Scientists came to this conclusion after dividing more than 900 participants, with an average age of 39 at th beginning of the trial period, into four groups. One subset applied sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher on a daily basis, another applied sunscreen as they normally would, the third group took beta-carotene supplements and the fourth took placebos for four and a half years.

At the end of trials, scientists discovered the sunscreen group benefited from no increased visible signs of aging on their faces, necks, arms or hands, while the group that sometimes or never used SPF saw 24 percent more skin aging on average. Use of beta-carotene could hold some positives, but researchers dubbed those results inconclusive. 

Boosting skin health
Since most women want to look as young as they feel with age, investing in Bliss products like the Bliss Fabulous Everyday Face Lotion SPF 15 might be a solid way to protect the skin, while helping it stay younger-looking and wrinkle-free. 

Some ladies might want to protect their complexion, but still long for sun-kissed skin for summer. According to Cosmopolitan magazine, the best way to make this look work is by using the right beauty products. To achieve a gorgeous bronze look, start by rubbing an ice cube on your face in the morning to reduce redness and puffiness that can occur while catching some ZZZ's.

Next, pick up an illuminating product such as the Elemis Visible Brilliance cream to help tackle dullness and boost a natural glow. This easy application will help it appear as if you have a subtle tan. After the product has set, grab your go-to bronzer and apply it all over your face in circular motions. Remember, always add bronzer to your jaw line and neck to ensure you look natural and polished. Finish this sassy summer style by switching out your standard black eyeliner for a gorgeous navy blue pencil - the pop of color in an unexpected place is sure to boost your eye color and your sun-kissed skin. 

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