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Even while getting sun exposure on other parts of your body, do you cover your face?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 04, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Carrie Sisson said that she does this (see second to last question): http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-carrie-reader-question-roundup/

Is the logic here solid - and should those of us vain about aging still cover up hands, arms, chest, and face to avoid the most obvious places where sun-damage-driven aging occurs?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 12, 2011
at 10:24 PM

i popped it in the mail yesterday morning, bree! thank you so much!

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(12379)

on August 12, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I ordered some! and can't wait - this summer has been terrible on my skin for some reason :(

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 06, 2011
at 01:51 AM

i do, bree! i even have my first shipment heading to mexico next week!

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

(3909)

on August 05, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Ah, good point! I've spent most of my time - other than the past couple of years - living in warm climates and hadn't really considered that not everyone goes around in shorts year round.

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(12379)

on August 05, 2011
at 03:40 PM

I just saw that you sell it - do you ship to canada???

Medium avatar

(12379)

on August 05, 2011
at 02:36 PM

oh I gotta get me some of that - do you have a brand that you recommend?

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 05, 2011
at 01:57 PM

The skin on the face is exposed year-round, getting not only sun but wind, pollutants, etc., while the rest of the body usually isn't. A little extra protection while sunbathing makes sense to me. As for why sunbathe at all -- many of us are in buildings all day long and therefore don't make enough Vitamin D, along with whatever other benefits come from sunshine.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 05, 2011
at 04:52 AM

You and me both, sister!

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 05, 2011
at 03:22 AM

I'm with you akd except I'm currently living in Florida - I know I should be covering my face but I rarely do. I'm hoping your rosehip serum will save me!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 04, 2011
at 11:28 PM

from MRH: This unique oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and has carried much respect amongst professional journals and organizations as being a great agent in the fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. It works wonders on scars and is the predominant oil used for treating wrinkles and premature aging.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 04, 2011
at 11:27 PM

oh, sun damage! discoloration. spots. good stuff, yo.

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(12379)

on August 04, 2011
at 11:24 PM

what is rosehip seed oil for??

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 04, 2011
at 09:39 PM

Yep; I wear a broad-brimmed hat. I beat my face up enough with booze and cigs when I was younger, and I'm trying to play nice with it now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIi139EUzqU

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 04, 2011
at 11:04 PM

oh im so bad about this. so bad. i was blessed with some good skin genes, and since im of middle eastern descent, i use that as an excuse to play fast and loose with the sun exposure. which is BAD. but, in the moment it feels so good. i live right at the beach, too and we have such a short summer in new england that i maybe over indulge a bit. i love being tan, but mostly i just love the feel of the sun on my face. i dont really burn except for a bit during the first exposure of the season, so its tempting to just lay in the sun all summer. i know ill pay later. part of me doesnt really care too much- im not super vain in my a-hem "middle-ish age" and fully embrace that im never going to look 16 again, but i still dont want to look like a train wreck, either. do i think its good to shield your face and chest and hands from too much sun damage? absolutely. do i listen to my own advice? yes, but only between october and april. ;)

isnt that what rosehip seed oil is for?

Medium avatar

(12379)

on August 05, 2011
at 03:40 PM

I just saw that you sell it - do you ship to canada???

Medium avatar

(12379)

on August 04, 2011
at 11:24 PM

what is rosehip seed oil for??

Medium avatar

(12379)

on August 05, 2011
at 02:36 PM

oh I gotta get me some of that - do you have a brand that you recommend?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 04, 2011
at 11:27 PM

oh, sun damage! discoloration. spots. good stuff, yo.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 05, 2011
at 04:52 AM

You and me both, sister!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 04, 2011
at 11:28 PM

from MRH: This unique oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and has carried much respect amongst professional journals and organizations as being a great agent in the fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. It works wonders on scars and is the predominant oil used for treating wrinkles and premature aging.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 05, 2011
at 03:22 AM

I'm with you akd except I'm currently living in Florida - I know I should be covering my face but I rarely do. I'm hoping your rosehip serum will save me!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 06, 2011
at 01:51 AM

i do, bree! i even have my first shipment heading to mexico next week!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 12, 2011
at 10:24 PM

i popped it in the mail yesterday morning, bree! thank you so much!

Medium avatar

(12379)

on August 12, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I ordered some! and can't wait - this summer has been terrible on my skin for some reason :(

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 05, 2011
at 01:46 AM

If you can get out of the sun or cover up BEFORE you burn then dont worry about every using sunscreen. If you have no choice than to stay out in the sun, the hats and clothing are better choices.

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3e88219ad76dbcdb3d96d2a0788b83a0

(155)

on August 04, 2011
at 10:13 PM

Absolutely cover my face with a broad-brimmed hat! The rest of me can get tan, but NOT MY FACE!! I don't bother covering my chest, arms or hands so much. And for 57, I look pretty good!

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D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

(5801)

on August 04, 2011
at 09:56 PM

What? You've never seen an extreme sun-worshiper over 40 years old? They're the ones with the leather skin. So, yes, tan but don't be a nut about it and cover your face to minimize the leather look.

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B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

on August 05, 2011
at 01:31 PM

I guess I don't get the point of that. Why not just limit your sun exposure altogther? That sounds kind of like body builders who only work on the muscles they can see in the mirror and then neglect their little chicken legs. Why would you want a pretty face but your arms and legs are all leathery?

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 05, 2011
at 01:57 PM

The skin on the face is exposed year-round, getting not only sun but wind, pollutants, etc., while the rest of the body usually isn't. A little extra protection while sunbathing makes sense to me. As for why sunbathe at all -- many of us are in buildings all day long and therefore don't make enough Vitamin D, along with whatever other benefits come from sunshine.

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

(3909)

on August 05, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Ah, good point! I've spent most of my time - other than the past couple of years - living in warm climates and hadn't really considered that not everyone goes around in shorts year round.

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