Summer feels like it has already hit us here in Sydney. Long sunny days are here, so it is time to really focus on sun protection. Though we need it all year round to reduce premature aging, we tend to spend more time outdoors and are at greater risk of getting sunburnt during the warmer months.
What SPF products do we recommend? Everyone’s skin is unique, and clients often complain that sunscreen is heavy, greasy or causes breakouts. Finding the right sunscreen for your skin is important- you will use it more if you like it! We recommend Dermalogica skin care products.
What is SPF?
SPF stands for sun protection factor. The SPF number is the amount of time longer you can be in the sun, compared to no protection at all. A minimum of SPF 15 is recommended, and an SPF 50 is available in some products.
What is a broad spectrum SPF?
A broad spectrum SPF protects against UVA and UVB rays. Did you know that UVA rays are responsible for photodamage and premature aging? Not to mention the increased risk of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Reduce your risk of premature aging and skin cancer by wearing an SPF during the day. Even if you are indoors, you need SPF!
I don’t have time to put on sunscreen!
Try mixing your sunscreen with your moisturiser to save a step in your morning routine. Although remember that if you mix your sunscreen, it almost halves the SPF factor.
Which Dermalogica SPF skin care products do we have?
Solar Defence Booster: a great SPF 50 allrounder, to wear alone or to mix with moisturiser.
Total Eye Care: eye targeted care with SPF 15+. Actives help to firm and brighten the delicate eye area.
Ultracalming Ultrasensitive Tint: tinted SPF 30 for sensitive skin.
Ultracalming Super Sensitive Shield: a light, non tinted SPF 30. It can be mixed with you moisturiser and is designed especially for sensitive skin.
Ultracalming Redness Relief: A concealing, SPF 20 is the perfect product to reduce redness.
mediBac Oil Free Matte: The Oil Free Matte SPF 30 is perfect for oily and breakout prone skin.
AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery: With active anti aging ingredients and SPF 30.
Pure Light: To help treat pigmentation, brighten skin and protect with an SPF 30.
We are now offering a FREE initial skincare assessment. Make an appointment with Alexandra to find out about the best skin care products for keeping your skin safe this summer.