Top Sun-Safety Tips from Joanna
With the gradual depletion of the ozone layer, there has been growing concerns about the level of UV radiation that reaches the earth and the increase in the incidence of sun related diseases such as hyperpigmentation, photoaging and skin cancer.
Spend too long in the sun, and you’re likely to end up with sun damage like wrinkles and age spots. The right protection can keep those blemishes at bay and guard against skin cancer. It can even help your skin heal if you’re already sunburned.
Top Sun-Safety Tips
There are a few basic rules to follow to keep your skin healthy and protected from the sun’s rays:
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays every day of the year. It should have an SPF of at least 30.
Limit your time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UVB rays are strongest.
Reapply sunscreen at least every 80 minutes, and more often if you’re swimming or sweating a lot.
Wear a broad-brimmed hat, broad-spectrum sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, and clothes to cover skin that’s exposed to the sun.
Of all the steps in your skin care routine, applying sunscreen before you step out the door is the most important so it makes sense to go for quality, clinically proven and trustworthy formulas that will keep your skin safe in the sun.
Heliocare provides such formulas and is a brand completely dedicated to protecting to the skin from the sun’s rays, environmental stressors and free radicals. Every product in the range is developed using mineral and non-mineral filters to prevent UVA and UVB rays wreaking havoc on the tone and underlying structure of the skin. But what makes Heliocare products so special is their innovative ingredient Fernblock™ which is extracted from a particularly clever fern known as Polypodium Leucotomos. Found in Central America, it has developed the amazing ability to protect itself against photo-damage and stress caused by the sun’s rays. By harnessing this impressive power, Heliocare products are able to protect human DNA within the cells against destruction which makes maintaining a smooth, plump complexion easy.
Alongside their range of cream, gel and fluid sunscreens, Heliocare offer a range of tinted formulas for those who hate the idea of going bare-faced at the beach. They have also expanded the range to include a concise selection of 360° formulas, which provide the same UVA/UVB and DNA protection as the core products in the range, with the added benefit of being able to block High-Energy Visible Light (HEV) – the type of rays emitted from computer screens and smartphones – as well as defending against Infrared-A Radiation.