Our expert says:
Hi Chandler, thank you for the question.
Unfortunately even one severe sun exposure can lead to wrinkles forming earlier than normal (when compared to someone who has practiced sun avoidance) and even more so in individuals with fair skin. Typically skin types 1 and 2 are much more susceptible to sun damage compared to darker skins due to a lack of ‘natural’ protection (melanin) against harmful UV rays and one needs to remember that repeated small exposures to these UV rays throughout your life will add up. The most important advice is that you use a good SPF (50 or higher) that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide and it should be applied several times daily especially in the spring and summer months.
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