Look, I don’t want to be a killjoy. *proceeds to be a killjoy* But, as much as we’re currently loving this (rare) summer weather, be aware that if you’re not using a sun cream with high protection, your skin is going to age prematurely – it’s a fact.
Although, if you don’t use any skin protection at all, then you could be at risk from never having the luxury of getting older.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, a good quality high SPF cream applied to your face and chest (at the very least), will help protect your skin from ageing.
Yes, we all look better and younger with a natural tan, but we’re spoilt for choice with so many fabulous fake tan products now on the market. Get your dose of Vitamin D, but do it safely.
NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection is a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection sunscreen, with SPF of 50, with added antioxidants for long-term skin health benefits
- Daily use sun protection SPF50 PA++++
- Photostable, physical broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Ultra-sheer, mattifying finish
- Universal tint
- PHA/Bionic complex protects and strengthens skin
- Potent antioxidant protection
- Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin
- Oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free
- Dermatologist developed
UVB has a higher energy compared to UVA, but UVA is much more plentiful on the earth surface and has a greater penetration depth i.e. goes deeper into the skin. UVA can also penetrate clouds and even window glass. That’s why sun protection products should protect from both UVB and UVA.
Antioxidants in red, yellow and orange foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, peppers and tomatoes build up under the skin, creating extra UV protection.
The effect is so strong that eating six portions a day for two months will build a natural barrier equivalent to a factor four sunscreen.
Dr. Ronald Watson, University of Arizona.
The active ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which traditionally, can feel heavy and look white and chalky on the skin – not with this product.
The Sheer Physical Protection fluid, (shake to activate) is a thin tinted liquid, although it turns translucent on the skin and blends in seamlessly.
It sits nicely under foundation without any shine through. To be fair, foundations are getting better, with most offering at least SPF 15 protection, but that’s not nearly high enough.
Use this sunscreen for high skin protection. Wear it under fake tan (most of fake tans don’t have any SPF at all) and you’re glowing and protected.
NEOSTRATA Sheer Physical Protection SPF50 50ml £34.00