WHAT IS SUN SAFETY & SUN PROTECTION?
Daily sunscreen application is one important part of sun protection. Sun safety tips also include broader daily habits, which when practised all together effectively contribute to radiant and healthy skin. Topical suncare works by shielding skin from UV radiation with either a physical or chemical barrier. Both UVA and UVB rays can cause damage to skin cells. UVB causes redness and sunburns on skin, and UVA is the motivator behind pigmentation and photo-ageing. For overall protection, suncare needs to be broad spectrum – so that it covers all UV radiation. High SPF (sun protection factor) formulas also provide the greatest level of coverage. For the greatest level of sun safety, sun care tips also include other forms of coverage. Alongside sunscreen barriers, covering exposed areas with hats, clothing and sunglasses, and staying in the shade will limit direct sun exposure and the potential damage it can cause. Sunscreen is the best anti-ageing tool in your skincare routine – and every La Roche-Posay formula achieves broad spectrum, SPF50+ coverage.
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WHY IS SUN SAFETY IMPORTANT?
Exposed skin is affected by UV radiation every day – even in cloudy or cold weather – so daily sunscreen wear is vital to skin strength. Once UV rays have penetrated skin, visible impacts can include dark spots and discolouration, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Moreover, when answering ‘why is sun safety important?’, we are referring to the long-term cellular changes sunlight can cause. UV radiation is responsible for the majority of skin cancer cases – so sun protection is vital to protecting overall health.
Skincare routines can only be as effective as possible with the inclusion of suncare products. Sunscreen aids in virtually every skin concern: anti-ageing, acne-prone symptoms, dryness, dullness and sensitivity are all benefited by facial sunscreen. To maintain radiant skin, La Roche-Posay sunscreens are formulated for dry, sensitive and oily skin types.
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