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The Importance Of Sun Protection

17/06/2013

Protecting your skin from the sun is often overlooked in most peoples daily beauty regime. Exposing your skin to harmful UVA and UVB rays can not only increase the risk of skin cancer but more often cause unseen damage to the skin that leads to signs of premature ageing. UV radiation can lead to uneven skin tone, pigmenation and fine lines and wrinkles, so the best way to prevent this is by using a daily Sun Protector containing at least a factor 30.

It might feel cold outside, but that doesn't have anything to do with the strength of the sun's ultraviolet, or UV, rays. It is often missunderstood that your skin is only at risk when in stong direct sunlight (mostly when on holiday) but it is actually at risk everyday, even when it is overcast. Rays from the sun can still filter through cloud, which when combined with free radicals such as pollution can over time affect skins appearance.

So this summer before you jet off your holidays prepared for the hot weather, consider looking for an SPF that you can use all year round that will keep your skin protected even when your back in the cold and often wet UK.

Here are our top 3 sun protectors:

Dermaquest Zinclear SPF30

This physical sunscreen contains Zinc Oxide which absorbs quickly without leaving a white residue on the skin. Broad spectrum coverage protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays while antioxidants provide the skin with further protection. The soothing and healing benefits of Zinc Oxide makes this sunscreen an excellent choice for sensitive skin types and for use during a professional treatment series.

Instant SPF50 Tinted

Another breakthrough formula that provides extreme, well balanced and reliable UVA/UVB protection. This product is tested over SPF 50 (UVB) and uniquely tested to deliver UVA 50 protection. Instant Protect provides the most reliable day light (UV) and anti-ageing protection on the market today. We highly recommend Instant Protect after various aesthetic procedures when the skin is left more vulnerable to day light in order to protect against pigmentation and other side effects. The tint covers skin blemishes, pigmentation and any reddened skin states including those following aesthetic treatments.

Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33

A sunscreen you'll love to wear -- this invisible, hydrating and weightless sunscreen feels amazing and smells great for the ultimate in daily wearability. This fast-absorbing, cosmetically elegant formula features microscopic sponges for additional oil control making it the perfect sunscreen for wearing under makeup. Enhanced by the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin rejuvenating benefits of phytomelanin and beta glucan 1,3 to help prevent and reverse damage caused by sun exposure.

If you would like to find out more about protecting your skin from the sun or to learn what treatments can reverse the signs of sun damage please book a free consultation with one of our specialists.