Daily Sunscreen May Prevent Skin Aging
Using sunscreen every day may help protect against aging skin, according to a new study from Australia.
Although the benefits of sunscreen are well know when it comes to preventing sunburns and lowering skin cancer risks, researchers said rigorous studies were lacking on how sunscreen use affects the signs of skin aging, or photoaging.
Still, one dermatologist who wasn’t involved in the new study said the findings just reinforce what skin doctors already know and tell their patients.
“If you ask most dermatologists… they’ll tell you the two things they recommend for people who really want to avoid photoaging are, don’t smoke and use sunscreen,” said Dr. Alan Boyd, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.