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Sunscreen protects against UV damage and premature aging.

A QUIKTOX primer on how skin ages and what you can do to help take care of your skin along the way.

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Botox Sunscreen

A QUIKTOX primer on how skin ages and what you can do to help take care of your skin along the way.

Contents

How Wrinkles Form

Movement 1

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Movement

Natural muscle movements in the face over time convert temporary creasing in the skin to permanent lines.

Collagen

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Retinoids

Collagen Loss

As we get older, the body naturally begins to produce less collagen, a structural protein critical to the health and elasticity of the skin.
UV Damage

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Sunscreen

UV Damage

Exposure to UV radiation from the sun accounts for  *80% of facial aging*  by directly degrading collagen in the skin.

UV damages the skin

UV A UV B Botox 1
Sunlight contains two forms of ultraviolet (UV) light that damage our skin, UV-A and UV-B rays.
UV A Botox
UV-A rays cause skin damage that leads to premature skin aging, wrinkles, and tanning.
UV B Botox
UV-B radiation damages collagen and elastin, and drives the wrinkled appearance of sun-exposed skin, along with playing a key role in developing skin cancer.
Botox Exposure
Premature aging from sun exposure starts within 3-5 minutes of being outside, well before you’d notice a burn forming, even when cloudy and cold! Sunscreen and sun avoidance are critical in preventing photoaging.

Sunscreen is essential
in protecting against UV light.

Broad spectrum

Even with high SPF, a sunscreen that isn’t broad spectrum doesn’t protect from all UV-A rays, meaning you’ll be susceptible to premature skin aging.

Mineral Filters

Physical (or Mineral) filters such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide reflect UV rays instead of absorbing like chemical filters. Chemical filter-based sunscreens have been found to absorb into the bloodstream at higher than FDA-recommended concentrations. While more study is required to fully understand the effects, we recommend going with a mineral filter-based sunscreen.

SPF 30-50

SPF indicates the level of protection your sunscreen will bring you from UV exposure. When you get to higher than SPF 50, it doesn’t statistically increase your UVB protection and may actually pose a health risk! A SPF 30–50 is ideal even if you’re more prone to burning.
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