Ever been sceptical about applying sunscreen in the middle of winter?
WHAT ARE THE BEST DERMALOGICA SUN PROTECTION PRODUCTS
Ever been sceptical about applying sunscreen in the middle of winter? As Adore Beauty’s Dermalogica-trained therapist, Kristina, explains, a good skincare routine – regardless of the season – is worth the effort…
Applying Dermalogica Sun Protection Product
1. WHY DO WE NEED TO USE SPF ALL YEAR ROUND, NOT JUST IN SUMMER?
We need to be using SPF all year around because we are trying to protect our skin from UV exposure. UV is indeed higher during summer, but it doesn’t go away when the clouds come out. It is important to note that UVA can penetrate glass windows so that does mean you’re at risk of UV exposure at work, on the train and even in the car. I tell my clients as long as you can see without artificial light, then you need to be wearing sunscreen, and I truly believe if you wear sunscreen daily not only are you protecting yourself but it becomes apart of your AM routine and it feels as natural as applying a moisturiser.
2. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON MAKING SURE WE GET SOME SUNSCREEN INTO OUR DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE?
I believe with all the skincare readily available to us, it should be easy to find a sunscreen that fits your routine and suits your skin type. I’m not a huge fan of using cosmetics with SPF because I find they are under 30+, but it is better than no sunscreen at all. A lot of brands now do 30+ CC creams so you have a good amount of coverage, plus SPF protection. The other great options out there are the moisturisers that have 30 – 50+ SPF so it’s a two-in-one product and there’s no need to layer two products, which can feel thick on the skin. Did I mention most moisturisers with SPF also have different finishes: velvet for oily skins; luminous and dewy for dehydrated skins; and tinted options, too?
3. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DERMALOGICA SUN PROTECTION PRODUCTS?
Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF 30: I love this for the sensitive skins out there. It is free from chemical loading and is purely a physical sunscreen, which seems to be less irritating! This sunscreen helps to fight the signs of sun damage using powerful anti-oxidants like grapeseed and green tea extracts. The amazing thing about this sunscreen is it’s not only going to protect your skin from sun damage but also calm and soothe your pre-existing irritated skin as it is infused with the Dermalogica Ultracalming complex. Being a part of the Ultracalming range this means this sunscreen is also free from artificial fragrances and colours. The other helpful thing is that this is a tint, so it does give some coverage and helps even out the skin tone, where you may be quite flushed.
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50
Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50: This is a wonderful sunscreen option for more mature skins and prematurely aged skins. It is medium weight, 50+ and contains the AGE Smart ingredients that help fight the visible signs of aging and enhance the skin’s own ability to fight those nasty free radicals. This product is great because it means you can skip your moisturiser in the morning, since it provides lasting hydration and reinforces the skin’s natural barrier. The reasons I love this for more mature skins is that it is a little thicker (as mature skin tends to be more dry) therefore it can replace your AM moisturiser, and while protecting you from UV damage it works on reversing the visible signs of ageing.
4. OTHER THAN SKINCARE, WHAT ARE OTHER GOOD WAYS TO PROTECT OUR SKIN FROM PHOTO DAMAGE?
Other than skincare the best ways to protect our skin from photo damage include; covering up, avoiding the sun’s rays when harshest between 10am – 4pm, avoid actively seeking the sun or sunbathing (There are plenty of wonderful tanning alternatives these days!) Also be aware that some medications and ingredients can make you more sensitive to the sun; a common one is prescription Vitamin A. As they always say, prevention is better than cure.
5. IF YOU DO GET SUN DAMAGE, WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO TREAT IT?
Sun damage is treated in many ways, from products to professional treatments. Initially after a burn it is best to use soothing and cooling agents such as aloe vera and highly moisturising creams to restore hydration to the affected area. The effects of sun damage include fine lines, pigmentation and changes in texture. Regardless of what your greatest concern is, using a good SPF in the future (daily) is the most important step. Once you have this product onboard then you can start treating the symptoms with specific, concentrated ingredients. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and great at firming up the skin. Chemical exfoliants that include AHAs, niacinamide and tyrosinase inhibitors (limits production of pigment) are great to resurface and reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
Dermalogica After Sun Repair