UV exposure is the number one cause of skin ageing. Unprotected skin can exhibit premature ageing, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. The best defence is to limit daylight exposure and protect skin with Broad Spectrum SPF, as well as take other protective measures such as shade, clothing, and good common sense.
UVA and UVB what is the difference?
UVA(ging) rays lead to premature skin ageing, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and skin cancer. UVA rays have a longer wavelength and can penetrate deeper into skin, all the way to the dermis. UVA rays are always present, even on rainy or cloudy days; and they can penetrate glass, which is why it is imperative for clients to wear sunscreen daily and indoors.
UVB(urning) rays cause sunburns, which are a significant risk factor for skin cancer – especially melanoma. They are less prevalent on rainy or cloudy days and do not penetrate glass.
Physical sunscreen vs. Chemical sunscreen
There are two main types of sunscreen, physical and chemical. Both have their own unique properties and benefits. Knowing the difference can help you determine which sunscreen is best for you.
Physical/Mineral sunscreen that sit on top of skin and reflect away UV rays. It acts as a shield the wavelengths bounce off the skin. They are usually heavier in texture and provide more coverage. Ideal for after skin treatments. Brilliant for sensitive skins.
Skin perfect primer can sit under your foundation or as use as a tinted moisturiser.
Uses ingredients that absorbs (like a sponge) and transforms UV rays into heat and light. (not the damaging kind) Ideal for most skin types and conditions. Great for active lifestyles
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