You want to look young? Avoid sun.
Yes, that’s what a new study by Massachusetts General Hospital and Olay has revealed.
Researchers did study on 231 women, which revealed that those, who avoid sun as much as possible and wore sunscreen when moving out, looked at least 20 years younger than they actually were.
Other well-known methods for a youthful complexion, sleeping well to drinking lots of water and regular exercise, failed to hold back the hands of time.
Dr Alexa Kimball, who was part of the team, said well-known conceptions that we drink lots of water to stay healthy is just a myth and body can judge very well on how much we need.
DNA test of samples of women's skin gave some idea on damage done by the sun - a gene called CDKN2A was most active in face that is exposed to the elements.
Gene was also more active in those women who stressed they loved sun and in those who looked older than their actual age.
Study was presented at a conference at American Academy of Dermatology.