Protect Your Skin With Alumier Clear Shield At Sparx Beauty Salon In Winchester
Whether you are enjoying a staycation or taking the chance to jet off to a sunny country, it’s always important to take care of your skin. This means, come rain or shine, you should wear SPF not just when you’re on holiday, but all year round!
At Sparx Beauty Salon in Winchester, our skincare experts are dedicated to protecting your skin and keeping you looking younger for longer. That’s why we offer the best AlumierMD products, including Alumier Clear Shield Sunscreen which is perfect for protecting your skin from harmful UV radiation.
Our expert team are highly trained on the benefits of Alumier's innovative SPF products so if you’re unsure about what sunscreen is right for you, just visit our Winchester salon where we’ll be happy to advise you.
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Why Do I Need To Wear Sunscreen Every Day?
The secret to youthful-looking skin is to protect it from the radiation contained in the sun's UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays cause aging, while UVB rays cause you to burn – both of which are clearly damaging to your skin.
Even when you’re inside or it’s a rainy day, you’re still not safe from UV rays because they are always all around us – no matter the weather, or time of year. This is why you can burn on a cloudy day. UVA rays can even penetrate glass, so you need to keep this in mind if you are sitting near a window. Another risk from sunlight is the blue light it contains, which is a form of radiation that is also given off by computer screens and mobile phones.
The effects of sun damage build up over time, and your body can only heal a small percentage of that. However, there is a way you can fight back and prevent this damage. Research has shown that people who wear SPF 15 or higher on a daily basis show 24% less skin aging than people who do not use sunscreen on a daily basis. If this isn’t enough of a reason to protect your skin, the Skin Cancer Foundation has found that 5 or more sunburns in your lifetime doubles your risk of developing melanoma. So, it's clear that we should all be wearing sunscreen every day if we're serious about protecting our skin!
How Does The Light From Screens Affect My Skin?
Dermatologists have been studying blue light as it is not only given off by the sun, but also by our computers, mobile phone screens, and LED lighting too. While research into its effects is still ongoing, many experts believe that our bodies struggle to block the blue light out and so this can negatively impact a variety of functions including vision and sleep patterns, as well as damaging our skin.
Blue light is strong enough to potentially penetrate our skin which causes free radical damage, breaking down collagen which leads to wrinkles. It is also believed to be a trigger for inflammation and can darken hyperpigmentation.
At Sparx we recommend that you use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and keep reapplying it regularly. We also recommend you limit your exposure to screens and LED lighting (especially in the evenings) where possible as this will benefit both your health in general, as well as your skin.
The Difference Between Chemical SPF & Physical SPF
A physical sunscreen creates a physical barrier to reflect UV rays away from the skin through the ingredients it contains. This makes physical sunscreens better for sensitive skin. A chemical sunscreen absorbs UV radiation and converts it to heat, which is a different way of protecting the skin. This makes chemical sunscreens water-resistant, so they’re perfect for if you’re sweating or swimming.
Another factor to consider when choosing your sunscreen is the environmental impact. Mineral and biodegradable sunscreens are a better choice for the environment.
At Sparx the sunscreens we recommend, including Alumier Clear Shield, all contain physical barriers to you can use them with a clearer conscience.
Important Points To Remember About SPFs
- Not all SPFs are equal. You may think any old SPF product will protect you, but unfortunately this isn’t true. The SPF stated on a product’s packaging relates to the length of time it will prevent you from redness and burning from UVB rays. This is important but you also need to consider UVA rays. These penetrate the skin much more deeply and play a major part in skin aging and causing skin cancer. Look out for products labelled Broad Spectrum, which will protect you from both types of rays.
- A base tan will not protect your skin from sun damage. Although traditionally we think of tanned skin as a healthy look, the reality is that there’s no such thing as a healthy tan. The brown colour your skin develops in the sun is caused by your cells producing melanin in response to being harmed by UV light. A base tan won’t protect your skin from further damage, so it’s still important to wear sunscreen to keep your skin as healthy as possible in the sun.
- Sunscreen isn’t just for the summer. We can tend to dust down our SPF products when the sun comes out in the springtime, but in fact, sun damage can occur even on cloudy days, through glass and even due to fluorescent indoor lighting. This is why it’s so important to protect your skin by wearing SPF daily. Around 90% of photo (light) aging of the skin can be prevented, so don’t hold back on the SPF!
The Benefits Of Alumier Clear Shield Sunscreen
Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42 is a physical sunscreen that makes it perfect for all skin types, as well as effective at protecting your skin from both UV rays and blue light. This lightweight formula is non-comedogenic and quick-drying which makes it quick and easy to apply every day for ultimate protection.
Clear Shield is designed to be an inclusive and universal sunscreen for all skin types, skin tones, genders, and ages. It’s not tinted which means it will apply as a clear protective layer over your skin which leaves a glow.
It also acts as a shield against free radicals because it contains a powerful range of anti-oxidants. It includes niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 that soothes, clarifies and improves the overall look of skin texture. You'll also find sodium hyaluronate which is rich in hydration, leaving the skin feeling supple and nourished.
Designed to be worn 365 days a year, rain or shine!
Book An Appointment At Sparx Beauty Salon In Winchester
Alumier MD products are only available from qualified skin clinics. You can purchase Alumier Clear Shield Sunscreen at our Winchester Beauty Salon. To book an appointment or for more information, call 01962 878979 or book online using the pop-up button at the side of the page.