Relying on Makeup for Sunscreen Leaves Skin Unprotected

To protect the skin from premature aging,. One past study found that ultraviolet (UV) light exposure was responsible for 80 percent of visible facial aging signs, including wrinkles and pigmentation changes. But if you’re relying on makeup containing SPF to block harmful UV rays, you may not be sufficiently protecting your skin. “Most makeup protects against UVB rays but doesn’t block UVA rays, which cause fine lines, brown spots, enlarged pores, and crepey-ness,” says Dee Anna Glaser, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, a professor,...

Sipping Out of a Straw Can Cause Fine Lines

Do you drink dark sodas, tea, and coffee through a straw? It may help prevent staining your pearly whites, but it can cause fine lines around your mouth, which is a sign of skin aging. Nino points out that when you’re sipping out of a straw, you’re activating the muscles around the lips: “The more we activate those muscles, the more likely we are to get that crease in the skin.” It’s the same reason that smokers also develop wrinkles...

Persistently Rubbing Your Eyes Can Cause Dark Circles and Fine Lines

Under-eye bags are part of the natural aging process, and occur when muscles around the eyes weaken,. For most people, rubbing the eyes isn’t a problem and won’t cause any permanent side effects, says  a board-certified dermatologist in New York City . But continuous eye rubbing can create an issue by increasing inflammation in the area,  “Constantly rubbing your eyes can affect the lines around your eyes,” a board-certified dermatologist and the program director at Providence St. Joseph in Orange County,...