We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer. But now it’s drawing to a close, we thought we’d give you a little information that you may not have been aware of, on the subject of skin protection you really need through autumn and winter too.
Everyone is aware that they should be looking after their skin when on holiday when it’s at its most vulnerable. But what about the rest of the year, including winter?
What SPF should you use in the winter? Keep reading…
Did you know – that with the reduction in the ozone layer (which is there to protect us), there’s an increased chance of radiation, leading to skin damage and the resultant diseases that accompany it?
Why is it so important you really need sunscreen all year round?
Ultra-Violet A rays are the kind that causes damage we associate with ageing skin, whereas Ultra-Violet B is more likely to cause mutations in our genetic make-up.
For these reasons, it’s vital to incorporate skin protection into your daily routine, so that it becomes a habit. One which will save your skin, and may, one day, save your life.
What Are The Skin’s Functions?
There are five protective functions of the skin:
✿ It forms a physical barrier to prevent the entry of unwanted substances into the body. It also prevents transepidermal water loss so the skin does not become dehydrated.
✿ A healthy skin discourages the proliferation of bacteria and reduces the risk of infection.
✿ It protects us from the suns’ harmful rays by the production of melatonin. It also thickens as an extra mode of protection.
✿ It heals wounds and guards from harmful elements and micro-organisms.
✿ It contains sensory nerve endings which alert us to pain or other potential dangers such as heat.
For all these reasons, and to maintain a youthful appearance for as long as possible, we need to look after our skin for health reasons. Everyone needs to be aware of the top five reasons everyone should wear sunscreen.
The top five reasons why everyone should wear sunscreen:
ONE: The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.
TWO: Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
THREE: It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolourations.
FOUR: It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.
FIVE: Sunscreen also slows down the development of wrinkles, prematurely ageing skin.
So by now, we hope it’s clear that good skin protection means looking after it all year round.
At Tej & Co, we’d advise looking for something that protects against both UVA and UVB rays (often this is called ‘broad-spectrum’ labelled suncare). These are for all-year-round and would be a great SPF you should use during the winter.
These are the products we’d recommend:
Can we help you?
For more information on how you can give your skin the best treatment, please give us a call on 01384 824039 OR fill out the quick form below to request a callback and the opportunity to book in a free consultation.