Using an SPF has to be one of the most important beauty tips ever. Cosmetically it is the best skin ageing preventative there can be, and of course most importantly taking care of your health.
Dr. Preema the medical director of Dr Preema London says:
The most important skin-care product available to prevent wrinkles is sunscreen. Both UVA and UVB rays cause wrinkles by breaking down collagen, creating free radicals and inhibiting the natural repair system of the skin. ‘If you only spend on one skincare product, let it be a good SPF’
A good SPF indeed and the range is vast. However I know from personal experience what seems to be forgotten is the need to make sure the face is also covered. There are some kick ass SPF moisturisers specifically designed to look after the delicate skin on our face.
Even if you decide to go for a lower SPF on your body you should always go for the highest possible protection on your face. ‘The SPF in your foundation isn’t enough to protect you in the sun so always use SPF50 sunscreen on your face,’ says Dr Preema.
Cloudy days are no excuse not to wear sun protection as the level of UV radiation is not affected by temperature and UV rays can penetrate through thin cloud. In fact patchy clouds can intensify UV levels because radiation is reflected off the clouds edge and then focuses on the ground.
Sunscreen ingredients can be divided into physical compounds that block radiation or non-physical compounds that absorb radiation. Look for scientifically advanced physical sunscreens like Titanium Dioxide and micronized Zinc Oxide, they provide broad-spectrum sun protection and are used in iS Clinical products explains Dr Preema.
Get out and enjoy the summer knowing you’ll be protected with these products.