Prevention: The real fountain of youth

In your 20’s, your skin should be of upmost concern, right up there with building your career and establishing your future.  The only way to ensure a graceful saunter into your 30s and 40s is to prevent those crows feet and sun spots now.  Your future self will thank you.  So, what number one product should be in your skin care arsenal against the cold back hand of age?

  Sunscreen.  Not just the drugstore mass marketed junk that claims SPF 100.  Not just any pasty white cream past SPF 30 is going to protect you and your beloved skin, so you must be a label whore (pardon my language).  The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a broad spectrum sunscreen offering protection against UVA and UVB rays.  Look for these skin savers in the ingredient list:  avobenzone (also known as Parsol 1789), ecamsule (also known as Mexoryl), titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.   

Derma Darling recommended sunscreens:

Obagi Skin Balancing Sun Protection SPF 30

Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35

PCA- Perfecting Protection SPF 30

ColorScience PRO- spf 30 brush

  I am a huge fan of Obagi’s Nu-Derm sunscreen.  It’s not only part of my A.M. routine, but I carry it with me at all times.  It won’t clog your pores and, amazingly, makes a great primer for your make-up.  For touch ups during the day, you can’t beat the Colorscience Pro brush- just dust it on and go.

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