Helpful hints to prevent wrinkles

Ask Our Expert: What is the best way to prevent wrinkles?

One of the main causes of skin aging is the suns ultraviolet rays. They can cause wrinkles, spots, sagging of the skin due to collagen loss and skin cancer. An easy way to minimise sun damage is to swap your plain daily moisturiser for one with sunscreen. This saves you an extra step in the morning and helps protect your skin. We recommend using an SPF of 30 or higher every day.

Did you know, SPF 50+ is now available in Australia. If you know you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time, exercising and sweating or in the water we recommend Ultraceuticals SPF50+ which has been TGA tested to be 4 hours water resistant.

No matter what SPF you choose to use, make sure it is labeled as broadspectrum. This means it follows the TGA guidelines and protects against both UVA and UVB rays, which cause skin cancer and aging. It is important to reapply every two hours if you are spending time outdoors as this will offer you the best protection against the sun.

Since no sunscreen can provide 100% protection from UV damage, try to avoid being out in the sun between 10am – 4pm when the sun is the strongest and likely to cause the most damage. Always follow the Cancer Councils advice and Slip Slop Slap Seek Shade by wearing a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses.

Other ways to help prevent premature skin aging and the formation of wrinkles are to quit smoking, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly and make healthy eating choices.

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