If there’s one thing you should read today and remember forever, trust us, it's this:
UV levels are not related to heat.
This means that regardless of the season, the month or the weather on a particular day, we must apply sunscreen every single day. The UV rays will affect you in the exact same way on a cloudy winter day as they would on a hot summer day.
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’ wear 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 It means the SPF is no longer active and you will not be protected from the Sun.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 PLUS 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 simply boost them (or any Dermalogica moisturiser!) to include SPF by mixing in the Solar Defense Booster SPF50.
Dermalogica also includes SPF across moisturisers for Acne Prone Skin and Sensitive Skin as well as in their Primers, Tinted Moisturisers and Eye Creams. Not to mention their specific Sunscreens. Your skin is well and truly protected!
So next time it’s raining and cold outside, don’t forget your jumper, scarf… AND your Dermalogica Sunscreen or SPF Moisturiser!
For concerns of Ageing
Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50
Target pigmentation and uneven skin tone
For Oily and Acne prone skins
Oil-Free Matte SPF30
For skins Sensitive to sunscreen
Invisible Physical Defense SPF30
All-in-one sunscreen, moisturiser and tint
Available in light, medium and dark tint
SPF only option
Solar Defense Booster
For the body
Protection Sport SPF 50
About the Author
My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.
On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!