14-05-2018

Your Complete Guide To Suncare

Products

With so many sun protection products available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you and your family. Most of us wear an SPF that is too low and apply only a fraction of the amount of cream we should.

“Most of us wear an SPF that is too low”

WHAT ARE SPFs?

SPFs measure how much time in the sun your skin can tolerate before burning. So, if your skin normally burns after fifteen minutes, an SPF 10 will increase the time you can safely stay in the sun by ten times - i.e. 2½ hours. WHAT

WHAT SPF FACTOR DO I NEED?

People with light skin types should always use a minimum SPF of 30 during the summer. But even wearing a high factor SPF is not enough. Check that your sun screens not only UVB but also UVA and infrared protection. WHICH

WHICH BRAND SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Choose reputable sunscreens from large manufacturers because they will have been rigorously tested.

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU USE?

The average adult needs a full tablespoon to properly cover their whole body. To be effective, sun protection also needs to be applied every two hours, or every time you get wet from swimming or sweating, and 20 minutes before going out in the sun.

BRANDS AVAILABLE AT SKINLOGIC

Heliocare 360° Gel Oil-free SPF 50 (R460) provides the skin with broad coverage against all radiation, UVA, UVB, Visible Light and Infrared-A for oily and combination skins. For more normal to dry skin types use Heliocare 360° Fluid Cream SPF 50+ (R490). These sun blocks are very popular with outdoor enthusiasts especially cyclists and runners.

Optiphi Solar Shield SPF50 Sunscreen (R345) for the face and body offers broad-spectrum UV protection and is formulated for an active lifestyle. Optiphi Complete Therapy SPF20 (R775) is a protective daytime moisturizer that delivers the benefits of potent anti-oxidants, anti-aging peptides and retinal.

OptoDerm Green Tea Mask (R490) catechins are antioxidant superstars, approximately 100 times more potent than Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Resveratrol. Research has shown that green tea can reduce sun damage. This sun damage reduction is due to its ability to combat free radical damage, not by blocking ultraviolet radiation.

Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF30 (R870) for the face smooth away fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin and to prep for make-up application.