We all love blue skies and sunshine right? There’s really nothing better than good weather, especially here in the UK as it can be so temperamental but make sure you enjoy the sun safely. Your skin is so important, so make sure you keep it protected even on cloudy days.
The difference in protection between an SPF 4 and SPF 15 is huge, with the difference between an SPF 15 and SPF 30 less so. We always wear a minimum of SPF, but most dermatologists recommend bumping it up to 30 for daily use – and at this time of year, we’d agree!
Did you know that there are 2 different types of sun protection – chemical and physical? Chemical sunscreens absorb the sun’s rays; physical blocks deflect them. Our preferred type of sunscreen is a physical blocker like zinc oxide (which you’ll find in our Mineral Foundation), because it doesn’t disrupt the skin or environment.
Here are our top 5 reasons to get topping up the sun cream this summer….
- Shields From Harmful UV Rays
We need sunlight for Vitamin D however we don’t need the harmful UV rays which damage skin, sun cream helps block these rays meaning you and your skin stay healthy.
- Prevents Premature Ageing
Who doesn’t want radiant, glowing, young looking skin? Sun cream shields your skin from developing signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Plus studies reveal that people below the age of 55 who used sunscreen had 24% lesser chances of developing these ageing signs than non-sunscreen and occasional sunscreen users. So get applying!
- Lowers Skin Cancer Risks
Wearing your sunscreen daily will help shield your skin from the risk of various types of skin cancer, especially, melanoma. This is the worst type of skin cancers, which can be life threatening for women, particularly those who are in their 20s.
- Enhances Health of the Skin
Collagen, keratin, and elastin, the essential skin proteins are actually protected by sunscreen containing titanium dioxide. These proteins are required for keeping the skin smooth and healthy.
- Prevents Sunburn
Nobody wants red, dry sore peeling skin it’s just not pretty, but sunburn can actually weaken your skin leaving it more vulnerable to bruises, swelling and itching. So stay safe and apply sunscreen.