5 thing you need to know about protecting you skin from the sun

The weather is heating up and now, more than ever, we need to ensure our skin is protected from the harmful rays of the sun.

The saying goes, if you don’t need a light to read a book, you need to have sunscreen on. So if you haven’t integrated sun protection into your daily skin care routine yet, you’re not only missing the benefits of reducing visible skin concerns caused by sun damage but you’re also not protecting yourself against the risks of developing skin cancer.

What is Sun Protection Factor (SPF)?

SPF is a measure of protection sunscreen gives you against UVB radiation. The ratings you see on sunscreens refers to the time it takes to redden your skin compared to if you were using no sunscreen.

For example, if you have a product which is SPF50 it would take you 50 times longer to burn than if you were not using sunscreen at all.

What is the difference between UVA & UVB rays?

UVB rays cause sunburn and play a key role in developing skin cancer. A sunscreen’s SPF number refer mainly to the amount of UVB protection it provides.

UVA rays cause skin damage that leads to tanning as well as skin ageing and wrinkles.

It’s important to look for a sunscreen product that is broad spectrum like the Aspect Sun Hydrating Face SPF50+ screen, containing protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

 

 

 

Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

Where does sunscreen fit in your skin care routine?

Sunscreen should always be your last step of your skin care routine in the morning, and before makeup.

A simple morning skin care routine to boost your sun protection in just 5 minutes

  1. First, use Aspect Gentle Clean to cleanse and prepare the skin.
  2. Next, pop on your serums to treat. Aspect Extreme C 20 serum contains an abundance of glow getting ingredients including vitamins, peptides and antioxidants.
  3. Give your skin long-lasting moisture with the Aspect Phytostat 9 moisturiser, a great every day, go-to product.
  4. Finally, use Aspect Sun CC Cream SPF50+ with the added benefits of a broad spectrum sun protection with the convenience of a universal colour correcting tint to help even skin tone and provide a flawless result as either your last step or as the perfect primer for your makeup.

The best sunscreen is the one that suits your skin type and the range of Aspect Sun is suitable for all skin types.

Aspect Sun

Do you still need sunscreen if you have SPF in your moisturiser or makeup?

It’s important when considering your sun protection, that you have a product which has a high SPF, at least 30 or more, and also has broad spectrum coverage. Simply having a foundation with SPF will not do the job with the harsh UV rays in Australia.  If the portion you use is only small, then it won’t provide adequate protection.

High SPF moisturisers like ASAP Daily Defence SPF 50+ is a great double duty product. Just remember to apply the right amount of product to get the benefits.

Dedicated sunscreens are a great way to ensure you have the coverage you need against the harsh UV rays and that you protect yourself from sun damage.

 Aspect Sun Envirostat ‘On The Go’ SPF50

How much sunscreen should you apply?

To get the full benefits of the SPF in your sunscreen you need to apply the right amount. The recommended sunscreen application for your face and neck is 1 teaspoon and it should be applied 20 minutes before sun exposure.

Sunscreen should be reapplied after 2 hours, especially if you are in the water or exercising. You’ll love the Aspect Sun Envirostat ‘On The Go’ SPF50 product which is the perfect size for your handbag or beach bag for your on-the-go top-up sunscreen application.

Finally, don’t forget - always wear protective clothing, a hat and sunglasses when exposed to the sun and try and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

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