The Anti-Aging Power of Sunscreen

What do you think of when you think of anti-aging products? Botox, retinol, vitamin C serum, and moisturizers with different acids may come to mind, but there’s a highly effective option that you might be forgetting. Did you know sunscreen is essential for all things anti-aging? While many anti-aging ingredients like retinol are effective at helping you keep your youthful glow, regular use of sunscreen will ward off premature aging, wrinkles, and sun spots. This blog will highlight some benefits from using sunscreen regularly, and remind you to stock up on our reef-friendly sunscreen today!  

Sunscreen Has Been Proven to Be Anti-Aging 

You don’t have to just take my word for it! A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine proved that those who regularly use sunscreen showed less sun damage and skin aging than the subjects in the study who didn’t use sunscreen. It’s also important to note that the subjects may or may not have been using sunscreen regularly before the trial began, so even if you haven’t used sunscreen daily and want to begin, you can stop the signs of aging wherever you are in life. 

How is Sunscreen Anti-Aging?

You may be wondering why sunscreen is anti-aging, especially because it’s not marketed as an anti-aging product or used at night along with your other anti-aging facial products. Sunscreen blocks the damaging UVA and UVB rays that cause your skin to prematurely age. The radiation and heat of the sun causes your skin to heat up and the natural elastin in your skin to break down. Once it breaks down, wrinkles, age spots, and sagging begin to appear. It can be very hard to reverse these effects, so it’s important to stop aging before it happens. 

Using Sunscreen Every Day

Everyone will have different daily sunscreen needs depending on their lifestyle, work, and preferences. If you work in an office building and aren’t near a window, you’ll only need to apply sunscreen to your exposed skin before you go outside. Apply it in the morning before you head to work, and reapply before beginning your route home as the efficacy of the sunscreen will deteriorate throughout the day. You should also protect your head and eyes by wearing UV 100 sunglasses and a wide-brimmed sun hat. If you work outside regularly, you must be more vigilant about your sun protection. UPF sun clothing will protect your exposed skin and will prevent you from having to remember to reapply sunscreen often, especially if you’re sweating. Sunglasses, a sun hat, and shade whenever possible should also be part of your regular routine. Don’t forget to protect other areas that you might have missed, such as your lips and hands! Light gloves and a lip balm with SPF are essential. 

By using sunscreen every day, you can help slow the aging process down considerably and enjoy years of beautiful, healthy skin. Take care of yourself and the environment today by ordering reef-friendly sunscreen from Coral Isles. Our effective, oxybenzone-free formula is ideal for everyday use, and is gentle enough for the entire family. Protect your skin and stock up today! 


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