No doubt there are a number of contributing factors to skin ageing. Genetics, diet, stress levels, smoking, hydration, sleep loss all play their part, but the overwhelming contributing factor is sun exposure.
You don’t have to take our word for it, there are plenty of reputable institutions who will confirm this including some highlighted below:
The American Academy of Dermatology say that the most important factor is to "protect your skin from the sun every day”. The second most important way to reduce premature skin ageing is to apply a self tanner rather than get a sun tan. “every time you get a tan you prematurely age your skin”. The Academy also highlights how it is never too late to benefit from protecting your skin from the sun.
The National Institute on Aging have four recommendations to keep your skin healthy:
According to WebMD most of the skin changes associated with ageing are avoidable. And most of them are due to one cause: sun damage.
WebMD outlines four ways to prevent further skin damage:
The number one factor for preventing wrinkles according to Healthline: you got it..."protect yourself from the sun". Sorry if this is getting a bit repetitive.
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Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin ageing as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.
It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.
As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."