Sunscreen is often associated with beach days and outdoor activities. However, it's a crucial element of daily skincare that goes beyond just protecting us from the glaring sun. Today, let's delve into why incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine is vital for skin health, and introduce an innovative product from our range that aligns with this principle.
UV Rays: A Constant Threat to Skin Health
One of the biggest misconceptions about sunscreen is that it's only necessary when the sun is shining brightly. In reality, ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can cause premature ageing and significantly increase the risk of skin cancer, are omnipresent. Whether it's a sunny day or an overcast afternoon, these harmful rays can penetrate through clouds and even glass windows, affecting your skin. Because of this persistent threat of UV rays, daily protection is necessary.
Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to shield your skin effectively. This practice should be a staple in your skincare regimen, regardless of the weather outside. Remember, it's not just about avoiding sunburn; it's about protecting your skin from long-term damage.
Indoor Protection with Our Green Tea & Vitamin E Facial Day Balm
While our range does not include traditional sunscreen with high SPF, we have something uniquely suited for indoor protection – the Green Tea & Vitamin E Facial Day Balm with SPF 6. This product is an exceptional daily moisturiser, providing light protection against indoor lighting and digital screens, which can also emit harmful rays. It's not just about the SPF; it's about the nourishing and hydrating benefits it offers. The natural goodness of Green Tea and Vitamin E makes it an essential addition to your skincare routine.
The New Zealand Green Tea in our balm is rich in antioxidants, helping to reduce the appearance of redness and signs of aging. It also plays a significant role in strengthening your skin’s natural moisture barrier. This means not only immediate hydration but also long-lasting moisture, leading to improved skin brightness.
Pure Vitamin E Oil, sourced from natural, non-GMO Soybean Oil, is another key ingredient. It's renowned for its ability to promote overall skin health and hydration. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient for maintaining the skin's natural defense mechanisms against environmental damage.
While our Day Balm is perfect for everyday indoor use, it's essential to upgrade your protection when exposed to more intense outdoor UV rays. Make sure to use a sunscreen with a higher SPF following our Day Balm, especially when stepping outdoors.
How to Layer Sunscreen with Our Day Balm
Start with Our Day Balm: Apply the Green Tea & Vitamin E Facial Day Balm as the first layer. This not only hydrates your skin but also provides initial protection against indoor lighting and digital screens.
Follow with a Higher SPF Sunscreen: After allowing the Day Balm to absorb into your skin (usually a minute or two), apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. This ensures a more robust shield against the sun's more intense UV rays.
Reapply Sunscreen: If you're outdoors for an extended period, remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently if swimming or sweating.
*Frequently Asked Question: Can I apply a moisturiser/day balm after sunscreen?
The answer is no. In skincare, the general rule is to apply products from the thinnest to the thickest consistency. Sunscreens are usually formulated to sit on top of the skin and should be one of the last steps in a skincare routine, applied after products like serums or moisturisers, such as day balms. This is because sunscreens should form an even, uninterrupted layer on your skin to effectively protect it from UV rays.
Applying the moisturiser after sunscreen can also affect the absorption of both products. The moisturiser might not penetrate as effectively through the sunscreen, and the sunscreen might get partially removed or spread unevenly, reducing both of their effectiveness.
Embrace Daily Protection
Incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is more than a measure against sunburn; it's a fundamental practice for maintaining long-term skin health. Our Green Tea & Vitamin E Facial Day Balm offers a unique solution for those looking for daily indoor protection, combining the benefits of SPF with natural, skin-nourishing ingredients.
Remember, taking care of your skin is a daily commitment, and with the right products, it's a journey that can be both protective and pleasurable. Discover the benefits of our Day Balm for everyday indoor use and embrace a skincare routine that guards against the unseen threats to your skin’s health.