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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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24. The sun rules

Forget about suncare and the consequences can be difficult to ignore. So, either catch the sun safely or fake a tan beautifully.

We’re perfectly aware that the sun can accelerate ageing. It’s a cruel fact of life – because brown legs look longer and thinner. That’s why we still can’t help ourselves when the sun comes out.

Here are the scary facts. Between 80% and 90% of skin ageing is caused by environmental factors, the biggest being ultraviolet sunrays. In fact, the sun can age you by as much as twenty years. Recent research indicates that people with malignant melanoma are twice as likely to have been badly sunburnt at least once.

So, if you can’t keep out of the sun, at the very least avoid burning at all costs. Here ...

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