Regardless of the weather, SPF is something we should all be applying on a daily basis, 365 days of the year. Although more damaging to the skin during the warmer months when we see more direct sunlight, whilst UVB rays vary with the seasons, UVA rays are present all year round (up to 40 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation reaches the earth on a completely cloudy day!), and can cause damage to cells, leading to both ageing and sunburn. Rays are responsible for Photoageing, including pigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines. UV damage can cause an imbalance of elastin in the skin which can effect collagen (the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity) and Melanin (the protein responsible for pigmentation and tanning), which can eventually lead to dark spots and wrinkles.
Of course, sunlight has many positive health benefits too, and can have a great impact on mood. Especially during times like this, it is important to make sure we are getting enough fresh air and daily exercise, and your skin shouldn’t stop you. We have got the top tips from leading skincare brand La Roche Posay on how to stay safe and keep your skin protected in the sun so that you can enjoy the hot weather as it comes. 100% tested on allergy prone skin and suitable for even the most sensitive skin, the dermatologically approved products put skin health at the heart of everything they do, making them our perfect go to for a complete sun care 101.