I started protecting my skin when I was 9, but they weren't ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS. Find someone with great skin care savvy, who are 50-70 years younger than you, and ask what their secret.
They didn't have UV sunglasses, or sunscreen from a bottle or filtering out skin-damaging UVA products.
1. Because I don't want to look like a farmer.
2. Because I get too hot.
3. I want to look like movie stars & models, they have blemish-free skins. Example: models @ the Ralph Lauren fashion show, they all have flawless complexion.
4. I don't want to look like an old prune or get moles on my neck & face like my aunts.
No matter, I still got Discoid Lupus (Google search skin diseases), caused from the sun. It took 12 years for them to fade. Tried all kinds of lotions that were prescribed to me, and none of them worked. More & more now I protect myself and I take my wide brim hat everywhere I go, or use an umbrella. In Asia, they use umbrella all the time. Here in the States, people started to catch on, and I see people walking w/umbrella, they are used on the beach, and they sell patio umbrellas. It was invented for a reason and also to protect us from getting skin cancer.
25% of the sun damage occurs by age 18. Too much soaking in the tub or pool, is also another causes of getting wrinkles really fast!
FYI: The anti aging product market is one of the biggest markets in the United States. Each year consumers spend billions of dollars on unproven anti aging products in an attempt to slow down the aging process. The FDA as well as others consider this a danger because taking an unproven and untested product could very easily cause near or long term damage to someone. . . .
With so many Americans enamored of using products to make them look more beautiful or younger we can expect hundreds more anti aging products to hit the shelves in the coming years. And there is simply no way that the FDA will be able to adequately test them all. . . . So even though an FDA approved product does not necessarily mean that an anti-aging product is safe or that it works as advertised, the FDA sign of approval is a point in its favor.
Best sunscreen: wear dark, thicker clothing, floppy hat,, or sun clothing embedded with UPF 50, or umbrella (which protects you up to 80% of the UV rays that cause sun damage penetrate clouds, according to the EPA).. They were invented to protect us from the elements. Your hair suffers also, so cover your hair before leaving the house. Use hats, scarves, bandanas or umbrella to protect your hair from harmful rays. Go out on Umbrella Day and find yourself an umbrella or three that suites your tastes and styles, and make sure one of them is strictly for use in the sun! Think 1930’s fashion. We put a lot of effort into raising awareness of putting sunscreen on the face, but we don't think about the head a lot.
If you're APPLYING MAN-MADE PRODUCTS to your skin, you're applying CHEMICALS, you still get MELANOMA or skin disease, moles, freckles, skin tags or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My grand daughter is 6 and her mom uses sunscreen, but no matter, she now have 6 moles, by 7 years, she had 14 moles. She’s almost 10 years old, now she’s got freckles on her face, and moles in other places of her skin. She’s showing signs of aging!
64 is the new 40. Less is more.