The winter’s over, and it’s almost feeling like spring. This means only one thing, that hopefully we’ll be getting a bit more sun. While the weather isn’t always reliable, sun bathing and lazing around outside are becoming more attractive propositions. This of course makes the risk of sun damage to your skin even greater. Though we all know that SPF protection is important, how can we choose the perfect SPF products for our skin?
Sun protection should be used at all times, even when its overcast. If you’re lying on the beach, you’ll likely slap on the sun screen, but it’s those times where you’re not purposely spending time in the sun that you’ll be most at risk as you won’t necessarily think you need protection. Incorporating sun protection in to your daily routine and finding a sun screen that works for your skin is therefore really important.
Many of us might shy away from using sun screen as it’s got a reputation for being oily and making our skin shiny. If you suffer from oily skin, this is an even greater problem. For oily, acne prone skin, use a gentle, lightweight sunscreen with Zinc Oxide. These will give excellent protection and tend to dry matte rather than shiny. Products with at least 5% Zinc Oxide won’t clog pores either, or cause irritation.
For normal skin, you should be wearing a minimum of SPF 15. Broad spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays is essential to protection against painful sun burn as well as deeper skin ageing such as sun spots and wrinkling.
If you’ve got a hectic lifestyle and can’t fit in an extra step to your morning routine, then you could look for beauty products that contain SPF protection. There are many moisturisers with SPF, as well as foundations. Even some mineral powders can give sun protection. It’s worth shopping around to find a good SPF product which you can use seamlessly in your routine, which can give everyday protection as well as fitting in with a busy morning.
Natura offer a range of treatments for sun damage and ageing effects, which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots and pigmentation caused by sun exposure.
Get your sun protection sorted for spring and summer – there are many products out there, so shop around and find one that works for you.