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Summer is the best time of year in Australia. Swimming, camping, boating and fishing are a few activities that come to mind as a must in our sun loving culture. But alone with these fun activities come the damage that our intense sun can bring. So it is important to keep hydrated and wear sun protection.
The #1 cause of pre-mature aging in Australia is sun exposure. Many have the misconception that if they do not sun bathe they will not get sun damage. It is the multiple small periods of exposure that causes the bulk of sun damage in the skin due to a lack of sun protection.
Make it your goal this summer to protect your skin with adequate SPF and sun safe clothing.
Enjoy the fun summer has to offer, but sun protection is vital. Follow these simple skin health rules to prevent sun damage today.
#1 Wear a moisturizer with SPF every day, arms and hands too.
You will get longer lasting protection from a moisturizing sun screen than you will from sun screen alone. The reason you ask. A dehydrated skin will burn faster.
#2 Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
This may sound weird but dry, dead skin on the surface will only prevent your moisturizing sun screen from penetrating the surface and ultimately will lead to irritated and sun damaged skin.
#3 Visit your skin therapist monthly for an antioxidant peel and LED treatment.
The sun will deplete your skin of vital sun protecting antioxidants, natural moisturizing factor and severely imbalance your melanin production. The only way to counteract this is to have a professional antioxidant peel and LED treatment facial to restore your antioxidant levels and balance your skins natural anti aging & hydration functions. If you live in Brisbane come visit our Wavell Heights skin clinic for a Synergy Awakening LED facial. This concentrated antioxidant facial treatment will strip the skin of unwanted dry, dead skin cells, restore skin function balance, super charge your skins anti aging functions and help to turn back the clock on sun induced aging.
Aspect Extreme C Serum - Vitamin C is your skin natural antioxidant protection for the free radical damage the sun will cause. It brightens existing pigmentation, strengthens capillaries from further damage and increased collagen production for firmer more hydrated skin.
Societe Skin Hydration Complex - Combat dehydration with an ultra soothing, calming and light weight hydration serum that contains the added benefit of MAP vitamin C to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Hyaluronic Acid boosts hydration levels to plump surface skin cells.
Cosmedix Hydrate + - My favourite physical (natural) moisturising sunscreen. Not too heavy, not to light. This clinical grade moisturizing sunscreen will reflect UVA and UVB rays whilst saving your skin from dehydration.
Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport - A skin loving chemical sun screen, 40 mins water resistant and packed with antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage. Versatile for face and body use. Advanced moisture protection for all out door activities.
ASAP Soothing Gel : Sun burnt skin needs hydration, cooling and repair. Soothing Gel is fantastic at supporting post trauma skin conditions.
Priori Mineral Foundation with Botanical Complex SPF25 - A natural treatment foundation that is good for your skin. Infused with Coffeeberry this foundation will not only give you a light, luminous tint but will fade pigmentation and redness, protect your skin from free radical damage and has an SPF 25.