Some of the best days are spent outside, soaking up the sun’s rays and no, we are not just talking about summer. Every day, whether inside or out, you should be wearing sun cream to protect your skin. This month, we discuss why it is so important to not miss this step in your daily routine and the incredible benefits your skill will gain.
Why is it important to wear sun cream all year round?
1 Prevent sunburn
Sunburn is never fun. Your skin can be left red, peeling and in pain due to the inflammatory reaction from over exposure to the sun’s UV rays. The time spent unprotected in the UV along with other factors including your skin type and its unique colouring, may result in prolonged negative effects. This is why sun cream is critical when you are outside to protect your skin from not only sunburn, but the long-term consequences.
2 Reduce your risk of skin cancers
What are the long-term consequences? Skin cancer. The scary ‘c’ word, no one wants to hear. Recently, the Skin Cancer Foundation reported that wearing sun cream regularly can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by approximately 40% and lowers melanoma risk by 50%.
3 Avoid developing an uneven skin tone
UV damage can cause skin discolouration or hyperpigmentation, which is the uneven production and distribution of melanin in your skin. Over time, this can lead to darker areas of skin or even some areas appearing more red or irritated. Daily application of sun cream acts as a preventative measure to maintain an even skin tone.
4 Prevent your skin from premature ageing
Healthy, smooth, glowing skin is something we would all love to keep for as long as we can. Ensuring you regularly apply sun cream helps to prevent signs of ageing including sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
The Skin Cancer Foundation also reported that people who use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher everyday are 24% less likely to develop signs of ageing than those who do not. Plus, it is estimated 90% of skin ageing is due to the sun! Need we say more…Wear your sun cream daily, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
5 Enhance your skin’s health
When you wear sun cream you protect your skin, which means essential skin proteins such as collagen and elastin are not harmed. Again, this is just another reason to incorporate sun cream into your daily skincare routine. Simply layer over your mosituriser and reapply as necessary when you are out enjoying the sunshine.
What is the best sun cream for your skin?
The benefits of using sun cream daily far outweigh leaving it as a nice ‘to-do’ task. When thinking of what sun cream to use you need to consider that not all are made the same. Consider quality of ingredients, the science behind the products and how it will work with your skincare routine.
At Ruah Organic Skin Spa we have a range of our favourite SPF's to choose from depending on your skin concerns and Sun care preferences.
Our dermaviduals Suncream SPF 15 is SKIN LOVING and by adding it into your skincare routine, it is based on the science of Corneotherapy to work with your skin. The Suncream SPF 15 protects from UVA and UVB radiation for face and body, allowing you to stay approximately 15 times longer in the sun before erythema (sun burn) develops. Some of the outstanding benefits of the dermaviduals Suncream SPF 15 is that it is fast penetrating, spreads easily, has a light and non-oily consistency and is reef safe. All the while reducing your risk of sunburn, which helps to prevent premature ageing. Super easy to apply. Follow your normal skincare routine in the morning and finish with your dermaviduals Suncream SPF 15. Apply a sufficient amount prior to being exposed to the sun and we always recommend reapplying onto dry skin after sweating or swimming.
Natural vegan sunscreen that cares for your skin and the environment. Avocado Zinc specialises in premium sheer clear zinc that is suitable for sensitive skin and everyday use. Their Signature suncreen SPF 50 is formulated for the face, this moisturising vegan zinc-based sunscreen rubs in clear and sheer and provides exceptional SPF 50 broad protection. A nourishing 3-in-1 moisturiser, sunscreen and primer that sits wonderfully under make-up. Suitable for all ages and 4hours water resistant with skin boosting oils that quickly absorb into your skin leaving a dewy complexion.
The all-natural zinc formula creates a moisture-locking barrier to reflect rays and help prevent sun damage and skin cancer. Made with ONLY 9 INGREDIENTS. The Kind Sunscreen is a clean, hard working addition to any skincare routine. Safe for all humans - babies, breast feeding mums and those with allergies or sensitive skin - and kind to the environment, the kind sunscreen is broad spectrum, SPF 30, vegan friendly and made right here in Australia. Combining the healing properties of nature with the latest in sunscreen science, the kind sunscreen is your must-have pocket sun protection. Kill the rays with kindness.
The bb finish delivers the most even toned skin finish with the added boost of skin nourishing ingredients that will protect, moisturise, brighten and firm skin. This coour-adjusting and brightening formula is packed with natural, mineral and organic ingredients; enriched with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, antioxidants and Vitamins A, C, E and D. There are five fabulous tones to choose from. Each BB Finish contains pure active skin loving ingredients along with SPF 15 sun protection!
DAILY PROTECTION AGAINST UVA, UVB, BLUE LIGHT RADIATION, POLLUTION, DRYNESS, AND ENERGETIC TOXICIT. A multi-functional wonder that performs as a rejuvenating moisturiser, a natural broad spectrum sunscreen and a defence against urban pollution, bluelight radiation and environmental stressors. This light, non-greasy formula finishes matte and smooth without a white cast.
Formulated to optimise any of the products in our range by layering over and sealing in the goodness to let your radiance outshine it all.
Is there anything I can do to support my skin’s health after a long day in the sun?
At Ruah, you will know that Jaq absolutely adores Dermaviduals Mask with Vitamins, which aids in restoring, nourishing, and revitalising skin. Why? Because we want to provide you with the next steps to your sun care routine.
For those who want to get a head start, here are some of the incredible benefits of the Mask with Vitamins:
• Rebalances all skin types • Restores hydration • Nourishes environmentally damaged skin • Packed full of antioxidants • Revitalising and regenerating • Perfect care for face, neck, décolleté, and hands • Can be used as a daily moisturiser
For the month of September our Dermaviduals Suncream SPF 15 & Mask with Vitamins is 20% OFF!
Browse all of our SPF options online!
or contact Jaq to find the best suited SPF to you!