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Anti-ageing: Protect hands and cleavage from ageing

25 NOVEMBER 2008

Many of us now use moisturiser containing SPF on a daily basis to protect our faces from premature ageing caused by exposure to the sun. But we forget about other exposed parts of our bodies that will age even faster if they remain unprotected. So add a dab of SPF moisturiser to the backs of hands and the décolleté, too, ramping it up to proper sun protection lotion when you're going to be exposed to everyday sunshine for longer than ten minutes (you need about ten minutes of sun a day to get your vitamin D quotient). The skin in these two areas is among the thinnest on the body and without the support of subcutaneous fat shows up lines far more noticeably than on areas where that underlying layer of fat 'pads out' upper layers of skin.


 

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