Thursday, June 30, 2011

3 Ways To Ruin Your Skin

If You're Doing All 3...STOP!


I know. You're sick of hearing it but,  seriously—give it up! Not only are you putting yourself at risk for cancer, but you'll develop crazy deep wrinkles and blotchy skin. In fact, every decade of smoking results in about an extra 2.5 years of age, and who wants to look old?

Wait! I'm not saying that you can't throw a few back every now and again. Everyone knows that I like my margaritas, but drinking more than one cocktail a day, will make your skin suffer. Alcohol increases the level inflammatory agents in the bloodstream—which can put you on the fast track for saggy skin.

Bronzer? Cool. Self-tanner? Great. The real thing? Girl, please. When you tan, your skin thickens and produces melanin, in trying to protect itself from continued exposure to the sun. Any pigment change from UVA or UVB light can cause premature aging and increase the likelihood of skin cancer. And tanning beds are the worst! They emit concentrated UVA light, which penetrates deeper than the combination of UVA and UVB rays found in sunlight. Hello! Do you ladies hear me? It's simple. Just protect yourself. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 every day, and if you're chillin' by the pool, reapply every two hours.
Hope This Helps.

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