There’s no secret that as a nation, Australians are a sun loving lot. With our wide open spaces, active lifestyles, fantastic climate and a land that’s girt by sea why wouldn’t we be? The down side of course is that the sun’s rays can damage and age our skin.
With spring already here, we need to step up our efforts in protecting our skin as we uncover it after the winter months – and that applies to those of us living in the north of the country too! Depending on conditions and where you live, as little as twelve minutes unprotected exposure to direct sunlight can cause permanent changes or damage to the skin.
As part of your sun smart strategy, reach for Modere’s Sunscreen SPF 50+. Designed for use on normal and sensitive skins by both adults and children, the hydrating cream base is virtually invisible once applied and keeps skin soft and lightly scented with pure essential oils.
The primary active ingredient zinc oxide provides a physical barrier, protecting the skin from both UV-A and UV-B rays. Sunscreen SPF 50+ is formulated with safety in mind, so there’s no nanotechnology involved.
For maximum protection, Sunscreen SPF 50+ should be applied evenly to clean, dry skin no less than 15-20 minutes before going outdoors and should be reapplied at least every two hours (more often after swimming, heavy perspiration or towel drying).
Of course, there’s more to staying safe and being smart in the sun than applying sunscreen. All sunscreens are designed to protect you for the time you spend in the sun and you shouldn’t over expose your skin to UV rays. Make sure you wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear whenever exposing yourself to sunlight for extended periods.
Of course, as with all products, be a smart consumer and make sure you read the label and use only as directed.