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Bad Skin Habits You Need to Break Right Now

24/7 Tempo Logo By Hristina Byrnes of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 2 of 28: Next time you forget to put on sunblock, go back and put it on. Sun protection is the best way to prevent premature aging. "It's more important than everything else combined," Intermountain Healthcare dermatologist Dr. Christopher English said. Ideally, you want mineral sunscreens with zinc and titanium because they block all harmful UV light and last longer. And they don't cause allergic reactions, he noted. Chemical sunscreens, which contain oxybenzone and other potentially harmful chemicals, often protect against UVB or UVA sunrays, not both. "But any sunscreen is better than none," English said. "The benefits significantly outweigh the risks."

1. Not wearing sunscreen

Next time you forget to put on sunblock, go back and put it on. Sun protection is the best way to prevent premature aging. "It's more important than everything else combined," Intermountain Healthcare dermatologist Dr. Christopher English said. Ideally, you want mineral sunscreens with zinc and titanium because they block all harmful UV light and last longer. And they don't cause allergic reactions, he noted.

Chemical sunscreens, which contain oxybenzone and other potentially harmful chemicals, often protect against UVB or UVA sunrays, not both. "But any sunscreen is better than none," English said. "The benefits significantly outweigh the risks."

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