27th August 2020
Sunscreen: the first step to your anti-ageing skincare routine
Having a good skincare routine can help you preserve your skin health by combating and avoiding common concerns such as acne, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and discoloration, visible vessels, and thinned skin.
As time passes, skin that is frequently exposed to the sun suffers permanent damage to the DNA and skin cells. As such, the skin’s natural ability to repair itself is massively reduced, and there can even be an increased risk of skin cancer, including melanoma.
UVA and UVB rays
Not just any sunscreen will protect your skin properly – we recommend opting for broad-spectrum sunscreens that provide both UVA and UVB protection. One of the most effective sunscreen ingredients, zinc oxide is able to physically block UVA and UVB rays, which is why we have partnered with AlumierMD to offer their sunscreens, which contain this powerful ingredient.
Sunscreen is associated to summer; however, it should be part or your daily skincare routine, whether it’s raining or shining, for healthy and young skin. Unbeknown to many, UVA rays can pass through glass and clouds and are equally intensive during daytime, every day.
UVB rays, the main cause of tan and sunburn, cause damage to the skin’s superficial epidermal layers and are the main culprits when it comes to developing skin cancer.
How to apply sunscreen properly
It’s not enough to purchase the right sunscreen and apply it in the morning. In fact, researchers of King’s College London found that most people who use sunscreen do not get the appropriate protection because they are not applying it as they should. Here’s a four-step guide to ensure you’re properly protecting your skin:
- Sunscreen should be applied “one palm-full” for each arm and each leg, evenly, and should be reapplied every 2 hours.
- When applying sunscreen to the face, use ¼ teaspoon evenly – and don’t forget the neck!
- Combine protection with beauty by using AlumierMD’s tinted sunscreen options, which offers protected skin, as well as an added glow and even skin tone.
- Opt for broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect from both UVA and UVB rays.
Sunscreens you can try
We supply the full range of AlumierMD sunscreens, from tinted matte or sheer to non-tinted, lightweight and quick-drying. You can find the best option that suits you and your lifestyle.
To keep your skin healthy, we also recommend; reducing your sun-light exposure when the sun is at its strongest (from 11am to 4pm), covering up by using a hat and protective sunglasses, wearing sunscreen everyday (and apply it correctly!), and never using tanning beds.
If you’d like to know more about AlumierMD at Blossom Dental Care, contact us today.