Why You Need To Wear SPF Daily

At last, Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to remind you that SPF is the most important step in your beauty routine – every single day — rain, hail or shine. Why? Because sun damage not only causes melanoma (the most common skin cancer) but it’s also the number one cause of premature ageing. To put it simply, there’s no point splashing out on beautiful, luxurious skin care if we skip the all-important SPF step. Learn more about SPF and how you can best protect your skin below.

WHY IS SPF (AND REAPPLYING) ESSENTIAL?

It’s simple, if we don’t protect our skin then we’re putting ourselves at risk of skin cancers such as melanoma which is preventable. Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, and the most common cause is being overexposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. According to Cancer Council, skin cancers account for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers and the majority of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. Two common types of UV radiation to be aware of are UVA which can cause sunburn, cell damage or ageing in the skin and skin cancer, and UVB which causes skin damage and skin cancer.

 

 

HOW CAN I BEST PROTECT MY SKIN?

You need a high SPF, and we recommend our Perfect Complexion Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 for both face and body in the one handy tube. Sunscreens work by using certain types of actives (either mineral or chemical) to absorb the sun’s damaging UV rays. Despite our LA CLINICA lotion being a high SPF50, please don’t get a false sense of security, you still need to reapply regularly throughout the day. We suggest every two hours however, you yourself will need to gauge whether sweat, water and towel drying have impacted the efficacy of the lotion.

This beautiful sunscreen lotion makes it super-easy to slip SPF into your existing beauty routine. You’ll love the feeling of this formula on your skin – with a dry touch, matte-finish also doubling as the perfect makeup-gripping primer! Lastly, a reminder to always wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

 

SUMMER ESSENTIALS EDIT

PERFECT COMPLEXION SUNSCREEN LOTION SPF50

Our number one SPF BFF for both face and body in the one tube. This matte-finish formula absorbs in a flash and sits beautifully under makeup. Importantly, it doesn’t leave that greasy white (impossible to rub in) residue like many others do.

 

ALOE VERA COOLING RELIEF GEL

If you’ve spent too long in the sun or made the mistake of not reapplying — which is a big no-no but can happen — then cool off with this soothing gel. Aloe Vera is famous for being nature’s tonic and provides everything your skin needs when it’s taken on too much sun.

 

ESSENTIALS VITAMIN C ULTRA SERUM

The best way to follow-up Vitamin D is with Vitamin C. This potent antioxidant serum does myriad wonders for the complexion; targets dull skin and dark spots, boosts brightness and kick-starts collagen production.

 

Limited-Edition Sun Care Kit

You can find the above three soothing and protecting summer essentials in this limited-edition kit. That would be a smart move because you’ll save $42.50RRP compared to buying them individually.

 

Essentials Deep Hydration Moisture Cream

Dry, thirsty summertime skin loves this moisturiser. The perfect addition to your evening routine after a long day out in the elements – it will slowly absorb deep into the layers of your skin overnight and help the skin’s natural barrier recover.

 

Skin Relief Bio Vitamin Oil

This luxe oil can be used head-to-toe, literally! It’s the antidote to dry, flaky skin whether it’s on your scalp, face or legs. Packed with so many naturally healing and rejuvenating ingredients such as Rose Hip, Jojoba, Vitamins A, C and E.

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