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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS AVOIDED SUNBURN

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It may be news to today's sun worshippers that the sun causes premature skin wrinkling, but older civilizations came to this realization thousands of years ago.

When the ancient Egyptians settled into an agriculutural life, they developed special cosmetics to guard against the harmful effects of the sun, says E.E. Dickinson Witch Hazel Co. These included ointments for the skin and special pastes to protect the eyes.So while it may appear strange to us that their paintings depict young children with heavy makeup on their eyes, the truth is that careful parents of the time applied the cosmetics to protect their children's eyes from the glare of the sun.