Photoaging – What causes it and how can I prevent it?

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Photoaging is premature skin aging caused by over exposure to the sun’s rays.

When skin ages prematurely it develops signs of aging faster than one would expect. Research shows that up to 90% of all symptoms of premature skin aging are caused by UV
exposure1.

1 Ramos-e-Silva et al., ‘Anti-aging cosmetics: Facts and controversies’. Clin Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 31(6): 750-8.

The best way to protect skin from photoaging is to limit the time spent in the sun, avoid it during its most intense hours, wear protective clothing and apply a superior sun protection
product that offers the level of protection that your skin needs. We also recommend that you use sun protection products that have been specially formulated to suit your skin type
and condition. As the face, hands and décolleté are more exposed to the sun than the rest of the body these areas need specific and consistent year-round protection to help reduce
visible signs of aging.

All face and body sunscreens in the Eucerin sun protection range for adults include Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology which combines broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters1 for superior UV protection with Licochalcone A , a powerful antioxidant which works to neutralize the free radicals caused by UV and HEVIS light. The Eucerin Kids range of sun protection products for children also works to protect sensitive young skin from premature skin aging. Find out more in Why do babies and children need special sun protection?

If photoaging is your primary skin concern try:

In addition to Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology the products contain Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism and Hyaluronic Acid which visibly reduces signs of aging. The tinted products also contain color pigments that help to cover uneven pigmentation and instantly unify the complexion.

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