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Stop Monkeying Around and Wear Sunscreen

You always tell your husband to stop acting like a monkey, but now you may want to change that tune.

HealthDay News reported that (according to new research in the journal Current Biology) male chimps prefer older females with bald patches, sagging skin and wrinkles over younger females with full fur and well-toned bodies.


That's good news for monkeys since I can't think of one that wears sunscreen and works out regularly. What a different world it would be if human primates felt the same.

For those of us not worried about what our male counterparts think, but who still want to look good for a very long time there is sunscreen. One of the best things you can do to stay looking young and to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin. I know it's hard to think about in the middle of winter but if you're planning a sunny holiday or ski trip, you should invest in a good sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Remember to apply it 15-30 minutes before going outdoors.

Fit's Tip: Always look for a lotion that protects from ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. If you have sensitive skin, look for a sunscreen that contains only zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients will provide a barrier against UV rays without your skin chemically taking them in, which in theory is gentler on your skin.

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