With the long weekend fast approaching, Toronto-based dermatologist Dr. Michelle Levy to shares the following Four Little Known Skin Care Facts to keep in mind as we celebrate summer’s last hurrah.
Four Little Known Skin Care Facts
DID YOU KNOW?…
Well-formulated sunscreens are the most effective anti-aging skincare products available today.
Products that contain avobenzone or zinc oxide often provide the best protection from the sun’s rays that are most responsible for skin aging. The daily use of a product like a moisturizer with added sunscreen ingredients, or a moisturizing sunscreen such as AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE™ Sunscreen Lotion can be a good way to protect your skin from sun damage year-round.
New scars and tattoos should be protected with extra care.
Sun exposure can cause scars to discolour and tattoos to fade; protect these areas with broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent this. NEUTROGENA® ULTRA SHEER® Face & Body Stick Sunscreen SPF 50+ is an easy, no-fuss broad-spectrum formula that you can throw in your bag and quickly apply, as needed.
Toss it once the expiration date has passed!
Sunscreen ingredients naturally breakdown over time, and therefore are stamped with expiration dates at the time it is being manufactured, so it’s best to use a sunscreen before its expiration date or discard it.
Don’t worry about your dose of Vitamin D.
Sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight, most studies on vitamin D have found that people who use sunscreen regularly do not have lower levels. Additionally, you can get vitamin D through diet and supplementation. Many foods and beverages are fortified it and it’s found naturally in small amounts in eggs, fatty fish and certain meats.
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Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Aveeno.