Sun Protection

The subtle importance of sunscreen

Solar (UVR) Ultraviolet radiation is energy from the sun. As you may have heard it is composed of three wavelengths, UVA, UVB and UVC. It is UVA and UVB that can reach the earth’s surface causing damage to our skin. Because the energy from the sun is invisible its powerful effects can be underestimated while in fact they can pose detrimental consequences to our skin and overall health. This includes increasing our risk of developing skin cancer as well as creating visible photodamage on the skins surface.

Although fairer skin types are at increased risk, all skin types are vulnerable.

This is why we find it incredibly important to remind you all of the risks of unprotected sun exposure and of the difference applying regular sunscreen can make.

The good news is, simple measures like applying sun protection, wearing a hat, covered clothing and seeking shade where possible are enough to reduce your risk of internal and external photodamage.

Our favourite sun safe product is: 

Envirostat ‘On The Go’ SPF 50

Envirostat On the Go SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion with Vitamin E is a chemical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum dry-touch protection. Suitable for facial and body use, Envirostat On the Go SPF 50 offers 4 hours water-resistant protection in packaging designed to be used on the go. Perfect for your handbag, gym bag and for travel.

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight
    •  Not sticky or greasy
    •  Does not sweat off
    •  No white residue
    •  4 hours water resistance
    •  Offers higher Broad Spectrum UV protection
    •  UV stabilised formulation

 

So remember to look after your skin by preventing damage before it occurs. It really is as easy as ‘slip, slop, slap’!