KEEP SUN­SCREEN & IN THE CAR... OTHER BEAUTY RULES

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - B+S BEAUTY -

There are a few things we do with­out think­ing: breath­ing, rais­ing our eye­brows when ap­ply­ing mas­cara and (hopefully) brush­ing our teeth. Add th­ese other easy daily rit­u­als to your list and you’ll en­hance your looks and health.

Keep sun­screen in the car

“New re­search has shown that car win­dows en­hance the ef­fects of UV ex­po­sure in that they seem to con­cen­trate UVA wave­length and in­ten­sify it,” says Dr Gabrielle Caswell of Eyra Med­i­cal clin­ics.

“This cre­ates im­muno-sup­pres­sion of some cells, which means less ef­fec­tive re­pair, in­creased ox­i­da­tion, sunspots and pig­men­ta­tion, elas­to­sis and, fi­nally, skin can­cers.”

Keep sun­screen in your car. Make sure it’s a high SPF and of­fers broad-spec­trum pro­tec­tion. Ap­ply it as soon as you get into the car and reap­ply reg­u­larly on long road trips. Dou­ble up with fin­ger­less gloves to pro­tect the backs of your hands.

If you’re wear­ing a low-cut top or your dé­col­letage is on show, ap­ply sun­screen there too.

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