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Philadelphia, June 4, 2013 -- For the first
time, science proves that daily sunscreen use significantly slows
skin aging, even in middle-aged men and women. Sunscreen and
antioxidants have long been advocated to prevent skin aging, but to
date there has been no scientific evidence of their
Researchers measured photoaging of 903 participants younger than
55 to determine whether regular use of sunscreen would slow skin
aging compared with discretionary application. At the same time,
researchers tested the anti-aging effects of beta-carotene
supplements compared to placebo.
Study participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups:
daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen and 30 mg of beta-carotene
supplementation; daily use of sunscreen and placebo; discretionary
use of sunscreen and 30 mg of beta-carotene supplementation; and
discretionary use of sunscreen and placebo. After four years,
participants in the daily sunscreen group showed 24 percent less
skin aging than those in the discretionary group. The skin-saving
effect of sunscreen was observed in all daily-use participants,
regardless of age. No difference in skin aging was shown with daily
beta-carotene supplementation compared with placebo.
"This is a good news study because for young and middle aged
adults, it's never too late to take care of your skin," said Adele
Green, PhD, lead study author and Lab Head at the Queensland
Institute of Medical Research.
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