Sunscreen use should be a part of everyone’s daily routine.
We have in the past completed a blog on the various types of sunscreen Face Plus Medispa offer and which might be appropriate for your skin type, read HERE
Be prepared, we are going to lecture you a little in this blog! By the end, you should have a pretty good understanding of what the sun is capable of and you’ll be reaching for that sunscreen 24/7.
Australia has one of highest rates of skin cancer. Anyone can develop skin cancer and the risks are even higher as you get older.
We do need a little vitamin D to keep our bones and muscles in tip top shape but the skin can burn from just 15 minutes of exposure!
Majority of skin cancers in Australia are caused by the exposure to UV radiation in sunlight.
The sun emits three varying kinds of UV radiation: UVA, UVB & UVC. UVC rays are filtered by the ozone, 10% of UVB and 95% of UVA rays reach the surface of the earth.
The sun is largely responsible for the vast majority of visible aging. In a study performed by the L’Oreal Reach and Innovation center, Paris in 2013 they found that UV rays accounted for 80% of skin ageing. Long term UV exposure leads to pigmentation, reduced elasticity and impact the texture of the skin.
Those who had sun damage were found to appear older than their age. In your 20’s you’re carefree and love that sun kissed look. The time to repair the damage done is in your 30’s.
Of all the sun protection products, we highly recommend the HydroPeptide, Solar Defense product, especially if you are over the age of 30.
HydroPeptide, Solar Defense: Anti-Wrinkle, SPF 30: $69, 50ml
This award winning broad spectrum tinted moisturiser is perfect for most skin types including sensitive skin to acne skin and of course aging skin.
Benefits of the key ingredients –
Moisture binding Peptides: Reactive the epidermal lipids allowing for improved long lasting, hydrated skin without the shine.
Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Dioxide: Calms the skin whilst physically protecting from UVA and UVB damage.
Acai, Green Tea and Aloe: Are powerful antioxidants that soothe and protect the skin from free radicals. This is one of the key ingredients that delay the signs of aging.
Galanga: A medicinal root that provides antibacterial properties, it kills acne bacteria and protects the skin against UV rays.
Sun screen must be applied more than once a day and during all four seasons.