If there’s one thing you should read today and remember forever it’s this…
UV levels are not related to heat.
That’s pretty simple, hey?
It’s a wide misconception that we only need to apply sunscreen when the sun is out or when it is hot. Sun damage is not just waiting to happen when you are lying on the beach on a tropical getaway. It’s the silent danger that is present year round and we need to be more vigilant when it comes to applying our SPF year round.
It’s a worrying fact that only about 20% of Australian’s are wearing an SPF product in Winter according to a survey by Canstar Cannex. Depending on where you live in Australia, the requirement changes so it’s important that you educate yourself on the daily UV levels where you are. The Cancer Council’s SunSmart App is available on the App Store and shows a localised daily UV rating. As a minimum, anything above UV 3 requires sun protection but the best skincare advice is to make a life-long commitment to applying your sunscreen everyday.
It’s also important to remember that SPF products have an expiry date printed on the bottle. If your sunscreen has expired, toss it! It means the SPF is no longer active and you will not be protected from the Sun.
So how does this affect my Dermalogica products?
Well, winter is a great time to add some more nourishing products to your daily skincare routine. Dynamic Skin Recovery provides intense moisture and anti-ageing properties at the same time as an SPF.
And for those of you who love Active Moist, Skin Smoothing Cream and Intensive Moisture Balance you can very simply boost them (or any Dermalogica moisturiser!) to include SPF by mixing in Solar Defense Booster SPF50.
Dermalogica also includes SPF across moisturisers for Acne Prone Skin and Sensitive Skin as well as in their Primers and Tinted Moisturisers and Eye Cream. Not to mention their specific Sunscreens. Your skin is well and truely protected!
So next time it’s raining and cold outside, don’t forget your jumper, scarf…and Dermalogica Sunscreen or SPF Moisturiser!