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A new study finds that sunscreen is actually effective at slowing the skin aging process, and may actually reverse it. To find this, researchers compared photaging in 900 men and women from Australia over a four-year period. Photaging is associated with coarser, slack skin with increased signs of sun damage and aging. The adults were divided into two groups: one group was instructed to apply and SPF 15+ sunscreen each day to their head, neck, arms and hands. This group was told to re-apply the sunscreen after heavy sweating, swimming or spending more than a few hours outdoors. The second group was told to apply sunscreen at their discretion. Those who were instructed to apply sunscreen every day were found to be 24-percent less likely to show increased aging than those who were discretionay sunscreen-appliers. (Fox)

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