It’s only natural that we want to soak up the glorious, Australian sun!
Here are some tips to follow when looking for a face specific sunscreen. Depending on your skin types and concerns the sunscreen selected will vary.
Patients prone to sun spots and freckling, must be using a “PHYSICAL” sunblock i.e. a zinc, as it will repel ALL of the UVA and UVB.
Chemical based sunscreens will still draw the heat into the skin still producing freckles and additional pigmentation.
All those who suffer from melasma a physical, zinc based sunscreen is highly recommended.
Chemical based sunscreens will suit most skin types and those seeking to gain a tan with sun protection.
Please keep in mind, sunscreen must be reapplied according to product instructions.
What comes first sunscreen or moisturiser?
The moisturiser is applied first to ensure the PH level in the skin is balanced and
Face Plus Medispa offer a range of daily Sunscreens:
HydroPeptide, Solar Defense: Anti-Wrinkle, SPF 30: $69, 50ml
Acai, Green Tea, Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, Galanga, Titanium Dioxide 2.5%, Zinc Oxide 6% – This non-greasy sunscreen self-adjusts to the colour of your skin tone offering flawless coverage, while anti-aging ingredients hydrate, protect and help clarify the skin.
Omniderm, Sun Protect SPF 30 with ZINC: $49, 125ml
This weightless, non-whitening mineral formulation with added vitamin E is chemical filter free. Certainly appears to tick all of the boxes! Reapply every two hours.
ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Hydrating, $69, 100ml
This is a high protection sunscreen cream, broad spectrum UVA/UVB with moisture boost complex . This sunscreen helps fight the visible signs of premature skin ageing and is ideal for normal to dry skin. Reapply every two hours.
ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Mattifying, $69, 100ml
With mattifying agents this sunscreen is a high protection sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. This cream is perfect for normal, dry or oily skin. Reapply every two hours.
ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Sheer Tint, $69, 100ml
with a hint of colour this broad spectrum SPF 30 daily moisturiser offers triple skin protection. A fast absorbing formula protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays to help reduce the signs of premature skin ageing. Reapply every two hours.
Actinica, Liposomal Sunscreen, SPF 50: $40, 80g net lotion
When applied 20minutes before sun exposure the lotion may help prevent premature skin aging and assist in preventing some skin cancers.
The Actinica lotion is suitable for all skin types and contains moisturising properties to help improve skin texture.
Would you like to actively work to lighten your pigmentation? Read more here
Check out our make up tips here for covering up pigmentation here
All sunscreen products are available from all three clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007