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Protect Your Skin From the Sun with These Skincare Essentials


The sun is one of the major causes of skin ageing. Besides the inherent genetic predisposition, exposure from the harmful UV rays speeds up the formation of ageing signs, including wrinkles, fine lines, discolourations, dryness, and dullness. Truly, the sun has a major impact on the appearance, texture, and overall condition of the skin. 

Sun exposure is inevitable, but sun damage can be managed. A good skincare regime will help in limiting the dangers of UV rays. Besides sunscreen application, building a skincare regimen that matches your unique skin type and lifestyle will provide benefits in the long term. In this article, we’ll give you helpful skincare tips as well as product recommendations that will minimise sun damage and nourish the skin simultaneously. 

Adequate SPF Protection 

To prevent the sun’s ultraviolet rays from inflicting more damage on the skin, sunscreen use is a must. By protecting the skin with a trusted sunscreen, you can slow down the ageing process and reduce your risk of developing sunburns- a condition that is not only unsightly but painful, too. Wearing sunscreen should not only be limited during sunbathing sessions at the beach or a long day of outdoor sports. Applying sunscreen daily is a must. If you are wearing makeup, there are cosmetic products and makeup that feature SPF protection, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t include sunscreen use to prevent skin damage. 

When shopping for sunscreen, make sure to pick one with at least SPF 30 rating. If you’re staying under the sun for an extended period, do not forge reapplication every 45 minutes for optimum sun protection. 

Exfoliation

The ageing process slows down skin cell turnover. This means that our superficial skin layer sloughs off at a slower rate, resulting in a dry and dull appearance of the skin. To speed up the repair of sun damaged skin, it is imperative to incorporate the use of exfoliants. There are physical exfoliants in the form of washcloth and loofah, and there are chemical exfoliants that feature chemicals like alpha hydroxy acid and fruit enzymes that sweep away dead skin cells gently and effectively. 

Here are some of our top exfoliant products that are highly recommended to heal and reinvigorate sun-damaged skin: Lycon Spa Body Exfoliant, Mancine Naturals Body Scrub,  and Treaclemoon Body Scrub. If you prefer using physical exfoliants, try the Riffi Massage Brush and Waffle Glove.  

Antioxidants

Supercharge your skincare with products that contain high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are natural ingredients that slow the sign of skin ageing caused by sun damage. It works by eradicating the free radicals that proliferate as a result of ageing and prolonged sun exposure. Skincare products that contain Vitamins C, E, retinol, and CoQ10 will protect the skin from ageing signs from deep within. Consuming antioxidant-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits will help in healing your skin from sun damage. It is also imperative to use a skin toner for damaged skin. Toners contain ingredients that restore the skin’s healthy pH level. A good toner with anti-ageing benefits is the Natural Look Immaculate Toning Lotion

Our recommendations for skincare products with antioxidative properties include are Natural Look Immaculate Bioactive Serum and Beauty Pro Black Peel Activated Charcoal Mask

Moisturise

Keeping your skin nourished and constantly hydrated will protect it from sun damage. Moisturisers create a thin film of protection so that your skin does not absorb high amounts of UV from the sun. Moisturisers also prevent external stressors to cause further damage to the skin’s appearance, texture, and overall integrity. 

Using a face cream, eye cream or balm, and face oil will speed up the repair process of sun-damaged skin. Try using these products to prevent ageing signs from appearing prematurely on your face: Belma-Cil Eye Balm, Natural Look Immaculate Eye Cream, Natural Look BioRenew Immaculate Care Face Cream, and Yamco No Filter Moisturiser.  

Complete Body Treatment

Sun damage is not limited to the facial skin. Although the skin covering the rest of the body is thicker and sturdier, they are not immune to the assault of UV rays. It is therefore important to indulge the skin with products that nourish, hydrates, reinvigorates, and protects. Body skincare essentials should also include high levels of antioxidants for it to fight against free radicals. 

Make it a habit to exfoliate the skin at least twice a week to speed up skin cell turnover. A good body lotion with SPF protection will feed the skin the nourishment it needs, as well as protection from UV rays. Our top picks for body lotions and moisturisers contain natural ingredients and hyaluronic acid. Skin that is moisturised regularly remains supple, soft, and smooth. You will notice that those who religiously follow a skincare routine look younger despite old age. 

To ensure your body is well moisturised and nourished, we recommend the Lycon Intense Recovery Mask. This body mask contains high amounts of antioxidants, including Vitamins C & E, as well as Vitamin B5, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter, and Pomegranate Extract. Pampering yourself with a body mask treatment at home will give you supple and glowing skin. 

Other skin care recommendations for a luxurious skin pampering session at home are the following: Mancine Professional Hand and Body Lotion, Tilley Body Lotion, Mancine Professional Naturals Body Scrub, and Treaclemoon Body Scrub.

Apart from these skincare essentials, other ways that you can minimise sun damage is to wear sunglasses, as well as the use of accessories that protect certain parts of your body such as hats and clothing made from special sun-protective materials. 

If you want to check out other skincare products or anything related to beauty and wellness, visit one of our fully-stocked Beauty Warehouse Branches in Wollongong, Mortdale, Caringbah, Five Dock, and Leumeah. If you have questions, you may also contact our direct line on 1300 929 033 today.