Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have recently indicated that taking actions to slow down the aging process can help boost self-esteem. Specifically, the scientists credit using sunscreen daily and applying retinol creams and makeup with a SPF of 30+ as the steps most influential for increased self-confidence.  

Why? Chronic exposure to UVA and UVB rays is one of the factors most responsible for speeding up the aging process. Consistently wearing sunscreen and SPF-infused cosmetics (try Restorsea’s Rejuvenating Day Lotion SPF 30) to minimize the risks of exposure and using topical creams to combat existing signs of aging can not only improve your appearance, but also provide a sense of accountability for taking preemptive action.

The experts caution against unrealistic expectations; aging is natural, after all, and the process can’t be stopped! Still, they do encourage behaviors that will promote better skin down the road, and invite you to enjoy the confidence that comes with prioritizing your health.

To learn more, you can read the full article here.

 

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