Aging and the Sun
Up to 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.*
*Reference Gilchrest BA. Skin and aging process. CRC Press. 1984: 124.
*Reference World Health Organization "Sun Protection A Primary Teaching Resource" 2003; page 9
In a recent study with 903 participants:
the group who used sunscreen daily showed 24% less skin aging than those who used it discretionally and
showed no detectible increase in skin aging after 4.5 years.*
*Reference Annals of Internal Medicine, Sunscreen and prevention of skin aging: a randomized trial.
Did you Know?
- One person dies of melanoma every hour.
- Contrary to popular belief, 80% of a person's lifetime sun exposure is not acquired before age 18; only about 23% of lifetime exposure occurs by age 18.
- UVA rays go through glass, making sun protection necessary indoors as well as out.
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