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Everyday Armour: The Year-Round Necessity of SPF

In the realm of skincare, one essential acronym stands out – SPF. While many people associate SPF with the scorching summer sun, the importance of wearing sunscreen stretches far beyond beach days and poolside lounging. In this blog post, we'll delve into the year-round significance of applying SPF every day, emphasising the long-term benefits for your skin.

1.     Protection Against UV Rays: UV rays emitted by the sun are classified into UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin deeply, leading to premature ageing, while UVB rays cause sunburn. Regardless of the season, both types of rays are present, and unprotected exposure can contribute to skin damage. Wearing SPF daily acts as a shield, offering protection against these harmful rays.

2.     Prevention of Premature Ageing: The sun is a major contributor to premature ageing signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Even on cloudy or overcast days, UV rays can penetrate through, impacting your skin. Consistent use of SPF helps prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin, essential proteins responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness, thus supporting a youthful appearance.

3.     Defence Against Environmental Stressors: Beyond UV rays, our skin is exposed to various environmental stressors like pollution and free radicals. These factors can accelerate the ageing process and compromise the skin's natural barrier. SPF acts as a protective barrier, preventing environmental damage and preserving the skin's health.

4.     Maintaining Even Skin Tone: Sun exposure can lead to uneven skin tone and the development of dark spots. SPF helps prevent the overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour, resulting in a more even and radiant complexion.

5.     Year-Round Sun Exposure: Many people mistakenly associate the need for SPF solely with sunny weather. However, UV rays are present throughout the year, even on cloudy or rainy days. Snow and water can also reflect UV rays, intensifying exposure. Thus, incorporating SPF into your daily skincare routine is crucial regardless of the season.

In conclusion, the importance of wearing SPF daily extends far beyond the summer months. By making sun protection a year-round habit, you're not just safeguarding your skin against sunburn; you're investing in long-term skin health. The benefits of using SPF daily include protection against UV rays, prevention of premature ageing and defence against environmental stressors. So, the next time you reach for your skincare essentials, make sure SPF is a non-negotiable part of your routine – your skin will thank you in the years to come.

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ZO Skin Health Smart Tone SPF 50

Non-greasy, quick drying sunscreen with a sheer matte finish offering broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB rays. Natural melanin shields skin from aging effects of high-energy visible (HEV) light. Water and perspiration resistant, this sunscreen delivers superior protection during outdoor activities while hydrating the skin to prevent dryness.


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Heliocare 360°

The ultimate in sun protection and daily SPFs, Heliocare 360° offers high-level broad spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A.

The Heliocare 360° range is packed with intelligent ingredients that are scientifically proven to protect against the sun’s rays, repair damage and prevent premature skin ageing. There’s a Heliocare 360° product for every skin type, each with a luxurious formulation that you’ll love to use every day.

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