The daily importance of sunscreen
The daily importance of sunscreen
If you think you only need to worry about wearing sunscreen while you’re at the beach, hike, or run, think again.
The truth is it is equally, if not more, important to wear sunscreen while indoors, out running day-today errands, driving in your car, working from home on your computer (blue light), and on cooler days when applying SPF is the last thing on your mind.
When buying a daily sunscreen, it is important to look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen as it protects you against both UVA + UVB radiation. UVA radiation can cause premature skin ageing, leading to lines and wrinkles and even age spots. UVB radiation has a higher energy output and can cause redness, inflammation and even lead to sunburn. New research shows Blue light emitted from electronic devices like your TV, smartphone, tablets, and laptop can be just as damaging, if not more than UV radiation and is said to further contribute to premature skin aging and skin discoloration. Experts recommended using a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30.
It is important to apply a generous amount of sunscreen at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and ensure to apply to all sun exposed areas, such as the face, neck, chest, ears and arms and legs when applicable.
Dermalogica offers a range of daylight defense products that work harder than simply protecting your skin against the UV radiation. Here’s a list of our favorites to help you find your best daily sunscreen.
A sunscreen that is an invisible, weightless defense that easily blends on all skin types, and protects you from both UVA + UVB rays. Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 provides the added benefit of blue light protection and helps soothe away the effects of environmental aggressors. Packed with ingredients such as bio-active mushroom complex which helps soothe the skin, and reduce UV-induced redness and dryness, antioxidant green tea which helps defend the skin against free radical damage.
Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 is a great addition to your daily skin regimen and suited for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. We strongly recommended using Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 if you are starting a skin treatment program for its physical defense against a variety of radiation assaults.
A dual action broad-spectrum moisturiser that helps combat against the appearance of skin ageing. Medium in weight the Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 provides long-lasting hydration and blends smoothly into your skin for a perfect finish. Key ingredients such as Antioxidant White Tea is rich in polyphenols, and a unique polypeptide which helps improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Furthermore, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is an active sunscreen which is formulated to protect your skin against UVA + UVB rays.
A moisturiser that does it all. The Prisma Protect SPF30 defends against 85% off pollutants and UVA + UVB rays. With intelligent drone technology it is able to boost your skin’s natural luminosity by activating visible light, leaving your skin glowing all day. Advanced moisture magnets provide all-day hydration for visibly smoother skin. The Prisma Protect SPF30 is a great morning moisturiser for healthy, smoother, more luminous looking skin.
A powerful broad-spectrum sunscreen to mix with your daily moisturiser or layer it on its own over your moisturiser daily. The Solar Defense Booster SPF50 adds critical UVA + UVB protection for all skin conditions. A sophisticated, non-chalky formula with Green Tea and Grape Seed extracts help form an invisible shield against skin-damaging environmental pollutants. Antioxidant Vitamin C provides added defense against skin-ageing free radicals.