The sun is of the top lifestyle contributors to aging skin.
Without the sun, there would be no life as we know it, but too much solar radiation is not good either. The top lifestyle contributor to aging skin, besides heavy cigarette use, is sunbathing without protection. Not only do the sun’s rays dehydrate the skin, the radiation can also literally break DNA bonds and compromise cellular structures. It is important to wear sunscreen everyday, but here in sunny California that may not be enough. Also, over time we all accumulate some degree of sun damage.