Sunscreen is essential to your skin in the summer

Anti Aging Secret #1: Use Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin 1As we age wrinkles appear on our faces due to free radical exposure and habitual expressions like smiling and frowning. Over time, the skin’s ability to heal itself also slows down, skin cell regeneration slows, as does collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.

Let’s not forget that smoking, stress and gravity also cause lines, wrinkles, dark spots, sagging and aged-looking skin.

But THE worst culprit of all is exposure to the sun! Let me assure, you, though, that rejuvenating your skin and body is easier than you think.

You can significantly repair and slow aging naturally when you use my Age-proofing secrets listed below:

Anti Aging Secret #1 – Use Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin

The sun is responsible for 75% of wrinkles on your face, age spots on your hands, face and chest area.

Did you know that skin damage can start after just ONE minute of sun exposure?

Wearing effective sunscreen creates a barrier that causes sunlight to refract (reflect away) from skin thus preventing UV rays from penetrating into the skin. For full protection, wear sunscreen every day – rain or shine.

Anti Aging Secret #1: Use Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin 2

30 SPF Sunscreen + Primer in one

Effective sunscreen should be SPF 30.

Read labels to ensure that your sunscreen offers UVA/UVB protection with nano-particle free clear zinc oxide. Nanoparticle-free ingredients stay on top of the skin to refract harmful rays of the sun. They do NOT penetrate into the skin or into the organs – and do not cause hormonal imbalances. This is why I personally use and recommend only nanoparticle-free such as our popular 30 SPF Sunscreen by Suntegrity. It also has antioxidants and acts as a primer to give the skin a smoother look under makeup.

Mineral Powder make-up offers additional sun protection, especially if you don’t like the feel of cream sun screen. Mineral powder is microbial so it helps prevent breakouts. If you have adult acne or a teenager with acne, consider using mineral make-up. I like Mineral Fusion which offers many shade and is found at most health food stores.

When spending time outdoors, re-apply sunscreen every two hours. And be sure to wear a long sleeved shirt and sun visor for added protection. Wear cotton gloves to protect hands when driving as damaging UV rays can penetrate through windshield glass.

Anti Aging Secret #1: Use Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin 3Lastly, wearing polarized sun glasses help protect your eyes from UVA/UVB rays and help prevent early development of cataracts.


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by Lisa Matsuda

I’d like to welcome my niece, Lisa Matsuda as a contributor to the HollywoodBeautySecrets team. Thank you Lisa.

What are parabens?

Parabens are widely used in the cosmetics industry as a preservative and as an anti-microbial agent that prevent mould and bacteria. There are three types of parabens in cosmetics products that are widely used: methylparaben (methyl paraben), propylparaben, and butylparaben. They can increase the shelf life of products by years, not just months!

Why Parabens are Dangerous! 4Parabens are found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, makeup, and toothpaste, and they are also used as an additive in processed foods.

Why they are dangerous:

Parabens enter the human body either through contact with the epidermis (skin) or via the gastrointestinal tract and blood. Paraben esters can be found in the blood stream in as little as one hour after application!  One study found that the higher the use of commercial lotions, deodorants, and other personal care products, the higher the level of parabens found in the bloodstream.

Recent studies have linked parabens to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation. They have also been found in human breast milk and are thought to cause damage to sperm DNA as well.

A 2012 study from the University of Reading in the UK discovered 99 percent of tissue samples collected from women contained anywhere from one to five different types of parabens.  These compounds mimic estrogen, and elevated levels of estrogen have been linked to the development, growth, and progression of breast cancer.

Not only bad for you, but also bad for our oceans:

Parabens have also been found in ocean mammals. Another study done by the US government which studied 8 different species of marine life from Florida to Alaska found parabens in each species tested, no matter their location. These parabens were found to be synthetically sourced and not naturally occurring. Methyl paraben and a metabolite of methyl paraben called 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4-HB) were the most commonly found paraben in the samples taken. As in humans, these chemicals act as estrogen in a mammal’s body.

While the exact affect these chemicals have on the oceans is still being studied, the fact that these mammals are being affected by, not only plastics and waste, but by our choice of personal products should inform our decisions when choosing our skin care.

Is it too late?

Fortunately, it is not too late to change! A study done by UC Berkley on the effects of chemicals in cosmetics showed a 45% reduction in parabens in the blood stream after just 3 days of switching to paraben-free products!

The less demand for these chemical laden products, the less they will be made. Hollywood Beauty Secrets is committed to providing SAFE, EFFECTIVE, paraben-free products for your beauty routine. Join the thousands of women that have made the switch!

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