Best Anti-Aging Sunscreen

It is said that the best anti-aging product on the market is sunscreen, but this only holds true if you actually use it. Therefore the best anti-aging sunscreen is the one you are willing to apply daily.

If you don’t like the way your sunscreen smells or feels when applied, the chances are you aren’t going to wear it as often as you should. This is especially true on your face, which receives the most direct sunlight over time.

A sunscreen that clogs your pores and leaves your face feeling greasy is not something you are going to apply daily, and daily use is the key to getting the anti-aging benefits of sunscreen.

Anti-Aging Benefits of Sunscreen

Almost 90% of the visual signs of aging are substantially increased by sun exposure. The single most effective skin care product available for reducing this exposure is sunscreen. In fact, the best sunscreens can block between 75%-85% of UV rays. Over time, this reduction in harmful exposure provides incredible benefits that include:

  • Reduce wrinkling and saggy skin
  • Avoid hyper pigmentation of the skin
  • Prevent skin cancer
  • Nourish and moisturize
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Repair damage and fight free radicals

What to Look for in Sunscreen

Protection – Look for sunscreens that contain micronized particulates like zinc oxide and titanium oxide. These tend to provide the most uniform coverage. For your arms and legs select a sunscreen that is SPF 15 or greater, and for your face go with something SPF 40 and up.

Moisturize – A great way to remember to wear sunscreen daily is to pick a multi-purpose product like a moisturizer that also contains protection. Moisturizers with SPF tend to feel less greasy and have very pleasant smells. There are even oil free versions available for those with sensitive skin.

Antioxidants, Vitamin E and other ingredients – A wide array of added ingredients are available in sunscreens today. Antioxidants and Vitamin E have both shown to fight environmental damage and benefit the skin. However, depending on your skin type there may be other ingredients to look for in a sunscreen that would be beneficial to you.

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