Have you ever heard of Pareto’s law? Pareto was an Italian economist who was first to spell out the 80/20 rule, which basically says that 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes.
Well, it doesn’t have to be exactly 80/20, but the point is that USUALLY this proportion is grossly uneven. For example, Pareto noticed that 80 percent of wealth was possessed by 20 percent of the population and 80 percent of Pareto’s garden peas were produced by only 20 percent of the peapods he had planted. If you look at your own life with its successes and failures, you will probably find similar patterns. 80 percent of your results are likely to come from only 20 percent of your efforts, which means you could reduce your efforts by whopping 80 percent and get almost same results!
The Aging Formula
When it comes to skin aging, about 80-90 percent of skin aging is caused by one single factor – sun exposure. The formula is very simple:
Sun Exposure = Skin Damage = Premature Aging
Sunlight is the greatest aging factor. If you are concerned about your looks, you should avoid sun exposure as much as you can. And when you have to be out there in the sun, you should take measures to protect your skin by wearing a hat and using sunscreens.
The problem with sun damage is that it takes years for the full extent of the damage to show up. If you are 35 and you are noticing signs of premature aging, chances are you are paying for time spent in the sun when you were still in your twenties.
The good news is that when you know about it, you can help yourself greatly by avoiding sun exposure. Even if you do nothing else, simply avoiding sun exposure will help preserve your good looks for much longer. Just wait for a few years and compare yourself to your old classmates who don’t know about this formula.
True for All Skin Types
You don’t have to have a light skin type to experience photoaging. Even if you have dark skin, the formula still applies.
Keep in mind that for most people skin damage comes not from spending hours in sun but as a result of cumulative effect of small doses of sunlight every day. Avoid sun – every little bit helps.