Choose the right products for your skin type when seeking protection from the harsh summer sun.
FACE Research shows that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can stimulate skin cells, sending oil production into overdrive. Oily skin is often accompanied by blemishes, which make the skin prone to dark marks and pigmentation when exposed to the sun’s UV rays. So keep oily or acne-prone skin protected by using an effective sunscreen. Avoid the type that overload oily skin, leaving it feeling greasy, clogging pores and causing blemishes.
Many people with dark skin don’t think they have to wear sunscreen, but not doing so can be dangerous. This skin type is less likely to burn because of the protective action of the melanocytes, which produce melanin. But this is not enough natural protection. While this skin type can tolerate longer periods of sun exposure without burning, the sun can still cause damage. The incidence of skin cancers in people with darker tones is on the rise. Because the complexion is darker, detection and diagnosis of skin cancer is harder and is thus often discovered later, at a more developed stage. The eyes, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, earlobes and lips are most vulnerable to damage.
Daily exposure to the sun activates the production of melanin in the skin, causing an over-production or excess, which can result in hyper-pigmentation. The excess of melanin is deposited in pockets, so it can be uneven.
Prevent pigmentation and uneven skin tone by using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20 when exposed to UV rays. Wear it daily on all exposed areas of the body and face, and not only to the beach, as sun damage is accumulative, adding up day by day.
CELLTONE ADULT SPF30 SUNSCREEN R126
DEMELAN SPF50 SUNSCREEN R99,95
EUCERIN SUN GEL-CREME OIL CONTROL DRY TOUCH FACE SPF50+ R214,95
AVON MOISTURISING FACE CREAM FRESH PROTECTION SPF 30 R85
NIMUE SUN-C SPF30 BODY SPRAY R525
NIVEA SUN PROTECT MOISTURE SUN SPRAY R199,99