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Wearing Sunblock Can Help Prevent Wrinkles and Age Spots

One of the best measures you can take to prevent wrinkles is to apply a good sunblock every morning before you leave the house. Many are unaware there is a difference between sunblock and sunscreen. Sunblock protects the skin from UVA and UVB radiation by reflecting the sun’s rays before they are able to reach and damage your skin. A sunscreen sits on top of the skin and absorbs the sun’s rays before they can damage the skin. I personally prefer sunblocks since they stay on the skin better than most sunscreens and are especially good for those with an active lifestyle.

After the long New England winter I’m sure many of you are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have a good sunblock or sunscreen. Get your family members in the habit of applying sunblock before leaving the house. Protecting your skin now will slow down the aging process, helping prevent wrinkles and pigmentation issues. Most importantly, you’ll be protecting yourself from skin cancer.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher.  Here are my favorite sunblocks available for purchase at either office or in our online store here.

Replenishing Sunblock SPF 36

Delay premature aging with this state-of-the-art formula with Micronized Titanium and exclusive botanicals that help prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin.  Ideal for daily facial wear and can be used around the eyes.

Daily Replenishing Sunblock SPF 30

A luxurious chemical-free, waterproof sunblock made with 7.5% transparent zinc oxide, 2.4% titanium dioxide, MMPI peptides and beta carotene to provide full spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as rejuvenating the skin’s overall appearance. Absorbs quickly into skin, leaving a matt airbrushed glow.