Aging is a part of life, looking younger than your age...well...naturally takes some effort.
80% of the visible signs of aging skin is caused by UV exposure. While creams and serums can help.
What's ageless skin's secret ingredient? prevention.
Limiting sun exposure is the best anti-aging product ever invented.
Meet these A-lister ladies who make sun protection the number one part of their beauty routine and who are seemingly aging at a slower pace than the rest of the world.
We all know, love, and admire Angelina Jolie. At 45, she remains one of the most inspirational stars on the planet as a humanitarian, a mother (of 6!) and for the way she embraces her age.
In an interview with her dermatologist, Rhonda Rand, M.D., she revealed that from a young age Jolie has been protecting her skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen as well as hats.
"She’s been so good about using sunscreen from such an early age to protect her skin. She knew that the sun is not good for skin in general — in terms of pigmentation problems and that sort of thing. She’s also good about wearing hats, which is so important. She hydrates a lot and does a lot of good moisturizing, but again, it’s the sun protection that’s going to stop you from aging more than anything."
“Being Asian, I can burn in the sun if I’m not careful...I have to be very rigorous about reapplying sunscreen and wearing a hat and handkerchief around my neck and chest, which are actually more sensitive to the sun than your face.” Say Liu
Halle Berry swears by drinking bone broth as well as lifestyle suggestions (don’t smoke, eat well and hydrate). She also keeps her skincare routine simple — "as a busy mother I don't have a lot of time, so I usually just cleanse and moisturize twice a day and always wear sunscreen."
While "Melanin acts as a photo protective, meaning it protects against ultraviolet light," explained dermatologist Dr. Carlos Charles of Derma di Colore in NYC. "Because a lot of the signs of aging — fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration — are caused by UV light, we don't get a lot of those signs of aging with pigmented skin." While that doesn't mean darker skin tones can avoid sunscreen altogether, it does mean that outward aging takes longer to appear on caramel and ebony complexions than their fair-skinned peers.
With her gorgeous auburn hair and porcelain complexion, Julianne Moore takes sun protection very seriously. She uses sunscreen with her moisturizer and stays in the shade as much as possible. In an article in People Magazine, she said:
“My mother is from Scotland, she had red hair and freckles and she moved to America when she was 10 years old. She got a terrible burn when she was a teenager and she had to go to the hospital. As a result, she was like, ‘Don’t go into the sun, don’t do it,'” she told British Vogue. “If we went to the beach during the day we’d only be out for a short period of time. I avoid the sun, not in a weird way, but I’ll cross over to the shaded side of the street and I’ll always wear a hat, I’ll always wear sunscreen. It really does pay off.”
At 72 years young, Maye Musk continues to inspire us. At the age of 69, she became a CoverGirl model. She’s an international author, dietician, speaker, model, and grandmother of 12!
It’s no surprise that in an interview with Into the Gloss, the first beauty tip she mentioned was:
“I always stay out of the sun and wear a hat. [When I was young] we were terrible! We burnt ourselves to cinders. And not only that, but the models would come to my pool and we would just lie there naked with cooking oil on us because we couldn’t have any tan marks. Can you imagine! Then the research comes out, ‘Stay out of the sun.’ That was when I was in my mid-30s. I’m lily-white now, like a marshmallow, but they can tan me up with foundation [for shoots]. Once a year I go [to the dermatologist] for a checkup. When you’re past 60, that’s important.”
She also always wears sunscreen (at least SPF 30). She believes that “It’s important to protect yourself from the sun.”
Gone are the days when baking in the sun to get that celebrity, summer glow was in vogue.
These 5 inspiring ladies are just a few of the many supermodels and stars that advocate wearing a good sunhat and sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Not only will it slow the signs of aging but it will also decrease your chances of getting skin cancer.
The bottom line...good skin starts with a great skincare routine.
And the best skincare routine involves 3 things:
- Wearing a hat - we’ve got you covered
- Wearing sunscreen, even when it’s raining.
And protecting your eyes with UV sunglasses. Note Wearing sunglasses protects the fragile skin around the eye from excessive UV radiation and decreases the risk of eye damage.