If you are like me you value your skin, in summer or any season when I am in the sun I smother myself (and especially my face) with a very high factor of sunscreen. Lets face it… Skin damage = not pretty, skin cancer = very very not pretty! When I was younger I didn’t really subscribe to these same rules, but now that I’m a little older, a little wiser and have seen what not using sun protection does, it makes me very scared! Like very, like worse than that weird clown hiding behind the door with a giant butchers knife scared.
And now with us heading into the hotter weather what better time to talk about the values of a good sunscreen?? After I went for my Dermaceutic Milk Peel (read about that here) I was given a sample of Dermaceutic‘s product ‘Sun Ceutic‘ 50. I will admit that my sample was tiny but after using a few of the other Dermaceutic products I trust that the care, great quality and the promises that they put into the other products is reflective of this product too.
Dermaceutic Sun Ceutic 50
Is a very high sun protection (SPF 50) balm, it prevents the formation of dark spots while initiating facial rejuvenation and combatting premature ageing of the skin. In other words, Dermaceutic Sun Ceutic 50 is more than just a sunscreen.
- It combines the benefits of stem cell stimulator phycosaccharide AIP, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera.
- Its microdispersed mineral filters guarantee perfect transparency.
- It contains both physical and chemical UVA and UVB protecting ingredients and powerful anti-ageing agents.
- Sun Ceutic creates a strong protective barrier, provides hydration and is easy to use.
- AND it is Free of Oxybenzone, Octocrylene, Paraben or Fragrance.
Summer is here and many of us will be stripping off our long tops, skinny jeans and jerseys as our skin has hidden from the elements all winter long (although in Durban many of us have still been residing at the beach through out winter ;P ) but with Summer upon us, tempretures are heating up, the beach, pool and dam are calling and soon some of us will be donning bikini’s, baggies and little else as our skins is exposed to sun, surf, chemicals and more. So how can you prepare your skin for the coming months???
- From The Inside Out : Start taking vitamin C which combats cancer causing free radicals, and vitamin B-complex which helps to strengthen your skin, hair and nails. Try to reduce your intake of carbohydrates, sugars and salt, as they tend to cause bloating and give the skin a tired, dry look.
- The Skin You’re In : Exfoliate! Use a body wash with a mild exfoliator to help remove dry and dead skin, using this everyday will help unclog pores and give your skin a fresh and radiant glow.
- Visit your dermatologist for a full-body check-up: I’ve said it already – skin cancer. If it is suspicious have a Dermatologist have a look. You certainly do not want to worsen any skin condition by exposure to the summer sun. Being pro-active is key in combating skin cancer.
- Moisturize: Use a daily moisturiser with at least SPF 15 to protect yourself from sunburns. If you plan on going to the beach or pool, make sure to use SPF 30 or higher SPF 50 on all exposed skin.
- Apply with care: There are common areas of the body that oftentimes get neglected when sunscreen is applied, including the back of the neck, ears, eyelids, tops of hands and feet, and lips. Make sure to focus on those areas too! Get a good lip balm with sunscreen in it and remember to apply lotion to all areas of your skin that will be exposed to sunlight. In addition, make sure you pick a long-lasting sun block that will uphold sun, water, wind, sweat, sand and chlorine without the need for multiple reapplications
- Thinning or no hair? No worries…just remember to protect the skin on your head with a hat or SPF50+ lotion. It is all too common that people forget about their heads and get scalp sunburns which can be quite painful when it comes to everyday activities such as brushing one’s hair and using a hair dryer.
- After sun exposure: Use cocoa butter and aloe-based lotions to help nourish, cool and replenish your skin, as well as to help hold onto that summer glow.
- Hydration: Last, but certainly not least, stay cool and hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. If your body is dry, your skin will be too.
A huge thank you to Danielle for sending through these tips that will get us through Summer burn free. If you are interested in purchasing Dermaceutic Sun Ceutic 50 it is available from salons or straight from Conquest, contact Justine Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org).