Do: COMMIT TO SKIN HEALTH
“If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” That was part of the advice that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Schmich shared in a 1997 column in the Chicago Tribune. Her words, part of a hypothetical commencement address, caught the eye of Baz Luhrmann, who adapted it for the addictive “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” spoken-word recording. “The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,” she wrote, “whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.” Over 20 years later, her advice still holds up. A 2016 study commissioned by Neutrogena and published in the peer-reviewed journal Dermatologic Surgery found that regular use of sunscreen can reverse photo damage. Hence it’s never too late to start making the best investment for your skin.