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Friday, 25 November 2011

Minimise the effect of Skin Ageing


The reason behind children looking similar to their parents is the genes inherited by them. We know the above fact but hardly anyone of us know that pattern of ageing is not the result of genes.

Dermatologist, Dr. Jeanine B. Downie, of the American board of Dermatology has recently discovered that the genes we inherit are not responsible for the lines and wrinkles.

According to her external factors play a very important role behind ageing which includes smoking, prolonged sunlight exposure, lack of water in the body and the stress which is very common in today’s world.

To test the reasons behind skin cancer a study was recently conducted by the Skin Cancer Foundation in America which revealed that 40% of the adults in America dint use any form of sunscreen for protection when they ventured out of their homes.

She says that while going out irrespective of the weather conditions one should use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15. This according to her should be made a priority and followed in everyday life. Use of an sunscreen would help to prevent wrinkles and minimize skin aging.

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