by Kate Dee, MD
Before you do anything else, the most important thing you can do to combat aging skin is wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. Do you think that if you’re just driving to work and will go from your car to an office you don’t need the SPF? Did you know that UVA rays are NOT blocked by glass? UVB rays are what give you a sunburn, and they ARE successfully blocked by windows. But UVA rays are NOT. They come right in through the window. They do not cause burns, but are huge contributors to wrinkles, sun damage and skin cancer. The man in the picture was a delivery truck driver for 28 years. The left side of his face was exposed to the damaging UVA rays of the sun through his drivers-side window.
Prevention is by far the easiest and least expensive anti-aging methods we have! If you hate sunblock and have never found one that feels right on your face– we can help! We will work with you to find a great product that feels great too.