This season calls to mind the element of festivities, holidays, sun, beach … The warmer weather brings with it more and more skin exposure to the sun and the harmful effect that UV rays have on us. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is a well-documented health hazard. The ozone layer protects humans from damage against UVC rays, but not UVB and UVA rays. UVB rays are known to cause burning. UVA rays are known to cause photoaging. Photoaging is damage to the skin caused by the sun.

Photoaging damage includes, but is not limited to: wrinkles, dark blotches, freckles, leathery texture and loss of elasticity. UVA rays penetrate the skin’s surface, invading the layers below and eventually destroying the collagen and elastin that gives skin its firm, plump texture and elasticity. Recent studies show that it takes relatively small amounts of repeated UVA exposure to cause photoaging in human skin. To protect against photodamage, including sunburning and photoaging, one needs a sun protection product, which blocks UVB and UVA rays. Only one sunscreen ingredient protects against all three types of ultraviolet radiation: that ingredient is Zinc Oxide.

At La Peau , your skin care experts, we recommend the SkinCeuticals Sunblocks. SkinCeuticals manufactures sunblock products which provide true broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with less chemical sunscreen ingredients and improved SPF. The SkinCeuticals Sunblocks are cosmetically elegant, unlike the past white zinc-oxide sunscreens, providing protection from UVA/UVB damage, using less potentially irritating sunscreen ingredients. SkinCeuticals Sunblocks are a physical sunblock and not a chemical sunblock.

Another item that is a must to pack into your luggage these holidays. For more information and any other skin care enquiries please contact us on 07 3207 4100 or visit our website