"Specifically, these include pigmentation, melasma and brown spots, the break-down of collagen and elastin, free radical damage and photo-ageing
The additional melanin protects against photo-ageing
and cancer, and the skin generally has greater elasticity.
 Both intrinsic ageing (genetic, chronological ageing) and extrinsic ageing (Environmental, photo-ageing
) contribute to cutaneous ageing.
Many foundations, moisturisers and primers contain at least a factor 15 SPF, so for women concerned with photo-ageing
this probably is adequate protection in the winter at least."
The participants were all aged under 55, to ensure that photo-ageing
, rather than chronological ageing, was the major factor in skin changes.
And remember SPFs not only protect against skin cancer, they also minimise the effects of photo-ageing
Nourishment is the key for skin care for youth which is well taken care of by these products, formulated especially to maintain an even Skin-tone, and prevent photo-ageing
RETILACTYL D[R] corrects the impact of photo-ageing
by favouring remodelling of the contours of the face and the density and firmness of the skin.
For the past 18 months the company has been commissioning research into photo-ageing
and has produced findings that show all-year protection against the sun's UVA rays is vitally important in the fight against premature skin damage.
It also helps protect against photo-ageing
and the development of age spots.
Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidants that fight photo-ageing
. These antioxidants--lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene, beta-carotene and tocopherols--are finding their way into an array of skin protection products in the form of LycO-Mato, an all-natural tomato lycopene complex.
If you use sunscreen now, in 10 or 20 years' time you'll be glad you did because your skin won't have been affected by photo-ageing
that's caused by UVA rays," says Mike Brown, Boots Scientific Skin Adviser.