Many of you are already on holiday, spending time with friends and family, enjoying the beautiful weather. Good for you. Just one thing: Please don’t forget the sunscreen!
While a little sun exposure is essential for the production of Vitamin D, it’s important to understand that UV overexposure is dangerous. Aside from sunburn, too much UV exposure can result in pigmentation, premature ageing and even skin cancer.
As sunlight passes through the atmosphere, all the UVA (the long rays that cause ageing), IR (infrared) and approximately 90% of UVB radiation is absorbed. But, as our ozone becomes thinner, the protective filter provided by the atmosphere is progressively reduced. The outer layer of our skin acts as our only barrier to those damaging rays, so it needs proper protection.
On of my favourite heavy-duty sunscreens is the Cetaphil Daylong Liposomal Lotion SPF 50+ (R210). It’s formulated with photostable UV filters, which are scientifically and clinically proven to provide both UVA and UVB protection.
This Swiss made liposomal formula ensures that the formula spreads easily, without leaving a greasy film. It is also water and sweat resistant, won’t block pores, and can be used on both face and body. Even very sensitive skin types can use this as its fragrance and paraben free, as well as hypoallergenic.
After spending the day outdoors in the sun, I believe it’s essential to treat the skin with a good after sun formula, not just a regular moisturiser.
You want a formula that actively supports the skins own repair mechanism, while offering ingredients that are known to soothe and cool the skin.
The Cetaphil Daylong After Sun Gel (R154.95) is light, non-sticky and cools down sun-heated skin on the face and body. It contains encapsulated ‘Endonuclease’ – a DNA repair enzyme that supports skin repair. There’s also glycerin, panthenol and Vitamin E, which assist in moisturisation.
This innovative ‘Quick Breaking Formula’ feels ultra light on the skin and, upon contact, the gel spreads easily and absorbs quickly, evaporating in seconds, giving skin a cooled sensation. The formula is also free from parabens, hypoallergenic and can be used on sensitive skin.
You can purchase Cetaphil at Clicks, Dis-Chem and all leading pharmacies nationwide.
This post is sponsored by Galderma