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25. Pick Your Perfect Sun Protection

Updated: Mar 21

The ultimate guide to Daylight Defense to help safe guard your skin all year round. The goal in sharing my knowledge is for my readers and clients to have their healthiest skin possible. Wearing sun protection daily helps protect against damaging ultra violet rays, skin cancer, ageing and hyper pigmentation.

Which formula is best for you?

There is a variety of sun protection options to protect your skin throughout the year. Daily moisturisers are designed to enhance skin health and treat concerns such as hyperpigmentation, ageing and oiliness. It is essential that daylight defense is worn 365 days a year because UVA rays are the same strength all year round. Layering does not increase the sun protection, it ensures that your skin gets the full coverage needed to protect against ultra violet rays.

Sunscreens can be selected to suit each individual's skincare needs and suit their lifestyle requirements. Chemical sun protection can formulate higher SPFs and are water resistant so great for exercise and water sports. Physical sunscreen is great for sensitive skins and often comes and with the new non-nano zinc oxide it now doesn't leave a chalky residue. When deciding what sun protection is best for you skin there are a few factor to consider.

  • What is your skin type? Do you experience oily shine during the day, is your skin dry or are you concerned with pigmentation or lines?

  • What lifestyle requirements to you have? Are you outdoors all day, are you sporty, or do you have an office job, and do you eat lunch outside?

  • What other factors need to be considered? Have you had a chemical peel, are you using retinol based products or are you currently taking any prescription medication? is an online wigit that helps create your daily SPF plan. It further explains how UVA rays cause ageing and UVB rays cause burning. It will also look up your current location and give your your local environmental exposure.

Few Facts for Fun in the Sun:

- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before exposure

- Use 5ml or 1 teaspoon for face, neck and decollate

- Apply 30 ml or 1 shot glass of sunscreen to protect the body

- Remember to reapply every 2 hours

Here's a little video from Cancer Research UK to demonstrate why prevention is better that cure. Sunburn and skin cancer are linked as sunburn mutates the skin cells and even a painful sunburn every two years can increase the chance of skin cancer by one-third. Melanoma skin cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in younger generations, so it is essential the whole family wear sun protection to help prevent sun damage.

Pick your Perfect Sun Protection:

A broad spectrum invisible shield against skin damaging environmental assault with Green Tea and Grape Seed extracts. Antioxidant vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals. Apply directly to face and neck for full SPF50 coverage, or mix equal parts with your moisturiser or foundation to add critical defense against skin-aging UV light providing and SPF42.

Broad Spectrum medium weight moisturiser helps combat the appearance of skin aging. An age defender daily moisturiser that contains antioxidant White Tea, is rich in polyphenols, and a unique polypeptide help improve the appearance of photo-aged skin. Active sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays.

Shield the skin daily from UV-induced hyperpigmentation (brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone) with this medium-weight daytime treatment. It features Oleosome technology, which uses natural plant spheres filled with sunscreens to increase SPF performance. A powerful peptide helps regulate melanin production while a potent blend of Red and Brown Algae combined with botanical extracts, help balance uneven skin tone. Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid fortifies the skin’s natural moisture barrier, reducing the appearance of 
fine dehydration lines.

Invisible, weightless physical sunscreen that blends easily on skin, featuring only non-nano Zinc Oxide. Protects skin against UVA, UVB and contains an added blue light protection and helps soothe away the effects of environmental aggressors. Bio-active Mushroom Complex helps soothe skin, and reduce UV-induced redness and dryness. Antioxidant Green Tea helps defend skin against free radical damage. Great for sensitive skins. This is just a sunscreen so should be applied over your daily moisturiser.

Smooth fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin. Can be worn alone over moisturiser or used as a prep for make-up application. Velvety formula with Soy Protein helps even out skin texture, creating a smoother surface. Pearl Powder and natural earth minerals provide a neutral tint for visible luminosity, radiance and more even skin tone. A potent peptide helps support skin firmness as Broad Spectrum sunscreens help shield against sun damage triggered by UV light.

Broad Spectrum sunscreen helps prevent shine and skin ageing on oily, breakout-prone skin. Lightweight, ultra-sheer formula contains an advanced blend of Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Biotin and Yeast Extract. Oil-absorbers help maintain an all-day matte finish, preventing shine without any powdery residue.

Light-activated glow enhancing moisturiser provides broad spectrum defense while preventing future signs of skin damage. Intelligent drone technology is activated by visible light to help boost skin’s natural luminosity. Breakthrough antioxidant technology helps protect skin against pollution. Broad Spectrum Defense SPF30 provides protection from UV damage, while a bio-ferment from sage helps maintain an even skin tone. Advanced moisture magnets provide all-day hydration for visibly smooth skin.

This sheer water-resistant solar protection defends against prolonged skin damage from UV light and environmental assault. Oleosome microspheres help enhance SPF performance and counteract moisture loss triggered by extended daylight exposure. Lightweight formula helps neutralize damage and bind moisture to skin without a greasy after-feel. A great face and body sunscreen to be applied over daily moisturiser and reapplied every two hours in direct sunlight.

A great daily boost to your skincare regimen to protect the gentle eye area illuminating, brightening and retexturing the eyes. Optical light diffusers help diminish dark circles and a chemical-free sunscreen helps to shield against further damage.

Watch this You Tube video to further explain why it is important to wear sun protection every day. How exposed the skin is without a sunscreen and the shield of protection that wearing an SPF provides for the skin. 'How the sun sees you' by Thomas Leveritt

All products are cruelty free, gluten free and are vegan, they can be purchased from our website Many lifestyle factors are important to think about when choosing the prefect sun protection for your skin. If you are uncertain which daylight defence is best for you, please email or visit our website to book a consultation for a prescriptive skincare regime with one of our Professional Skin Therapists.

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