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Sun screen

The best way to keep your skin healthy is to avoid sun exposure, which creates wrinkles. Wrinkles are caused by both genetic and environmental factors such as sunlight, make up, exposure to chemicals, cigarette smoke, and other pollutants.

Stay out of the sun. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is when the sun's UV rays are strongest. Don't let the clouds fool you. Harmful rays pass through clouds. UV radiation also can pass through water, so don't assume you're safe if you're in the water and feeling cool.

Use sunscreen: Sunscreens are rated in strength according to a sun protection factor (SPF), which ranges from 2 to 30 or higher. A higher number means longer protection. Buy products with an SPF number of 15 or higher. Also look for products whose label says: broad spectrum (meaning they protect against both types of harmful sun rays -- UVA and UVB) and water resistant, which means it stays on your skin longer, even if you get wet or sweat a lot. Remember to reapply the lotion as needed.

Wear protective clothing: A hat with a wide brim shades your neck, ears, eyes, and head. Look for sunglasses with a label saying the glasses block 99 to 100 percent of the sun's rays. Wear loose, lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants or long skirts when in the sun.


 

NOTICE

Star Lifestyle has recently expanded to 20 pages. In keeping with our motto of continually reinventing ourselves and keeping things fresh, there will be some changes made to the format and content of the publication. And this time, we are hoping that our dearest readers will not only be part of the change, but lead us in new directions by expressing themselves and letting their views and preferences be known. Lifestyle readers can send story ideas, suggestions, articles and letters at lifestyleds@yahoo.com and raffat@thedailystar.net Selected input from you will be published. Here's looking forward to hearing from you and continuing to bring you the best in lifestyle journalism.
 
 
 

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