Making sense of sun care for healthy skin this summer and beyond
SPF, UVA, UVB, UVC, the world of sun protection certainly isn’t always easy to navigate and long gone are the days where it was acceptable to lie in the sun for hours on end with no protection whatsoever. Sun protection has come a long way since then and is now the most important step in every morning skincare regime (no matter the time of year). Not only will a high-quality sunscreen prevent burning and skin damage, but it will also help to ward off signs of ageing such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
The world of sun protection used to be limited to thick, chalky lotions that would clog pores and leave a heavy residue, but modern formulas offer effective sun protection for a range of different skin types, which is important because if you like it, you may actually wear it.
When searching for an SPF, there are a few key things that we recommend you look for. Firstly, look for a product labelled as ‘non-comedogenic’ which means it won’t clog pores and will allow the skin the breathe. If you’re prone to acne or breakouts, an oil-free sunscreen is best if you don’t want your skin to feel oily or congested. Ensure that your chosen product offers broad-spectrum protection. This means the product has the ability to block out both UVA and UVB rays. The former penetrates deep into the skin, while UVB rays are shorter, burning the surface.
Whether you prefer a spray, gel or cream – we’ve put together a guide to our hero sunscreen products for our new product range to bring you the best sun care you can get…
Esthederm Adaptasun Protective Silky Body Mist
The Institut Esthederm sun care range is the latest addition to our skincare collection and this product, in particular, is a personal favourite of Dr Sophie Shotter. The Adaptasun Body Mist is a complete sun protection system that uses patented technology, to train the skin to fortify itself at a cellular level. Through fighting free radical damage and stimulating the production and distribution of melanin, your skin is protected while developing a faster, longer-lasting tan. UV inCellium then provides external protection, filtering the harmful, UVA and UVB rays to prevent burning and delay skin ageing.
Institut Esthederm has a truly unique and revolutionary approach to protecting skin, letting through just the right amount of sun, it retrains your skin to defend itself while also encouraging it to develop a deeper, intense and even golden tan.
Perfect for: All skin types and anyone who is looking to protect their skin at the highest level while encouraging a healthy summer glow!
Institut Esthederm Bronz Impulse Face And Body Spray
Enhance and protect a natural, long-lasting tan with Institut Esthederm’s Bronz Impulse Face and Body Spray, a fresh mist sun spray that’s formulated to prepare the skin for sun exposure and minimise the damage caused by free radicals, inflammation, and harmful UVA/B rays. Its nourishing formula protects skin without filters or screens while creating a quicker, deeper tan that can be enjoyed throughout the summer months and beyond.
Perfect for: Boosting tanning, while aiding skin preparation. Can be used as a daily cream to help address lines and wrinkles while offering full-spectrum protection.
Institut Esthederm No Sun
Protect vulnerable skin from the effects of sun damage with Institut Esthederm No Sun, a sun and travel product that offers high-level protection from UV rays. This hydrating, high tolerance sun care product is 100% mineral-based and is perfect for use in situations where extended sun exposure is anticipated. This revolutionary sun care product offers 100% protection from the sun and is designed for acne-prone skin types or those who suffer from allergies, scar tissue or following certain cosmetic or surgical procedures and when medication could increase the skin’s vulnerability to photodamage. Institut Esthederm No Sun also helps prevent photo-ageing and cell damage using Global Cellular Protection technology.
Perfect for: Acne-prone skin, post-procedure, sun-sensitive skins.Perfect for: Dry, mature and sun-damaged skin.
Institut Esthederm Photo Reverse
Photo Reverse is a complete sunblock, offering full protection from the sun’s harmful rays, stopping the hyper/hypo-pigmentation process in its tracks. Simultaneously blocking and reversing pigmentation caused by past sun damage. The UV Incellium works as an external protector, working to completely block the harmful and ageing UVA & UVB rays and blue light, while the Cellular water works to encourage positive cellular activity while fighting free radical damage.
Perfect for: Sun-damaged skin. Photo reverse works to block new sun damage while evening out the skin tone and improving existing pigmentation.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.