Skip to main content

Daily sunscreen helps skin stay young, even over 40

We already know that wearing sunscreen daily in the warm weather helps us avoid the risks of skin cancer. Now there's another good reason to wear sunscreen every day, particularly for those of us who are either approaching or firmly planted in middle age.  New research from Australia shows that using sunscreen daily can help your skin look younger longer.

According to WebMD, the four year study by Queensland Institute of Medical Research at Royal Brisbane Hospital, showed a significant reduction in the skin's aging process among women and men under age 55.

CBS reports that the daily sunscreen participants used products with a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 15+, and applied it to their head, neck, arms and hands each morning after bathing, and reapplied every time they perspired heavily or spent a few hours in the sun.

Here are Everything She Wants' recommendations for a few natural broad-spectrum sunscreens that per FDA regulations protect against UVA and UVB rays:

Kiss My Face Sunscreen Sun Spray Lotion (SPF 30) is a paraben-free, economy-size sunscreen made with natural minerals.  It's also water resistant and fragrance-free.

True Natural All Natural Sunscreen (SPF 30) is vegan and water resistant, gluten and cruelty free, and quickly and easily absorbs into the skin.

Coola Mineral Sunscreen for the Face (SPF 20) is a natural, matte formula that protects your face from sun damage while it hydrates with vitamins, antioxidants and repairing extracts like shea butter and borage seed oil that target the early signs of aging.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Conway Discount Clothing Chain Closing in New York City

It's the end of an era. Conway discount stores are closing . As of this weekend, a sign on the sole Herald Square location (34th Street btwn 7th and 8th Ave) says the store will close in "7 Days." Before I relocated to New York City, I was introduced to the discount chain while on a bus trip from Baltimore.  I recall the first time I saw Conway's signature pink bags carried by hurried shoppers in midtown. And Miss Foster, the trip organizer and a bargain hunter from way back, took me to the store for the first time. Conway store in the Fulton Mall./Tracy E. Hopkins When I moved here in 1994, my love affair with Conway continued.  I furnished my first apartment with discount knick-knacks and home goods from the store.  And much to my chagrin, in hindsight, I curated most of my wardrobe for my first full-time job from the long-shuttered 42nd Street and Third Avenue store. One regretful ensemble: Lime green and white checkered pants with a matching lime green

Win a $50 Gift Card for Fall Fashion Trends on Amazon.com!

Tweens and teens aren't the only ones who need new clothes for fall.  We also need new tops, frocks, and trousers for work and play.  Fortunately, Amazon.com has launched the new Amazon Contemporary Shop to suit our grown-up fashion needs. Me (r) and a model (l) wearing a MINKPINK maxi skirt from Amazon.com. The online boutique is stocked with trendy clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men by designer brands like Halston Heritage, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, Rock & Republic, BCBGeneration and more. I even picked up a great pair of Heidi Klum for New Balance (HKNB) sneakers for under $55! So, are you ready to shop?  Everything She Wants will help one lucky reader jazz up her fall wardrobe with a $50 gift card to use online in the Amazon Contemporary Shop. Here's how to win: Retweet this post (if you don't have a Twitter account it's easy to sign up on Twitter.com) Subscribe to Everything She Wants via Google Connect, email or RSS Feed.

Giveaway: Thank Your Friends with Merci Chocolates!

National Friendship Day was August 4, 2013, but Everything She Wants has decided to continue the celebration with a giveaway from merci fine European chocolates . While some friendships are for a season or a reason, other friendships are built to last a lifetime.  I’m fortunate to have two best friends: Cindy, whom I’ve known since junior high school and Deanna, who started out as my amusing intern.  Besides my mother and my husband, these girlfriends are my greatest confidants.  They’re like the sisters I never had and we’ve supported each other through personal trials and triumphs. So what better way to say ‘thank you’ to your friends than with merci chocolates?  One lucky reader will win a ‘Friendship Kit’  that you can either keep to reward yourself for being such a great friend or share with a deserving comrade. The kit includes: $25 Target gift card (yay!) 7 ounce box of merci chocolates A picture frame to display a photo of you and your friends A choc