It is imperative that your skin is protected all year round from UV light by use of an appropriate sunscreen or sun-block. UV light can be a fundamental cause of pre-mature ageing, pigmentation & collagen degradation leading to loss of skin tone & uneven texture. At Jeunesse we see hundreds of Men & women who come in to seek our professional advice since choosing the right protection for your skin has become very confusing due to a vast amount of different sunscreens available to choose from.
Acne & Rosacea sufferers also come to seek our advice on sunscreens, since although they are aware they should be wearing a sunscreen, they cannot find the right one to suit their skin types. They often are apprehensive because they do not want their skin to break-out or flare-up even more.
At Jeunesse, we take a holistic approach and are very mindful of our clients’ needs and customise even the sunscreens according to their individual needs. We stock many brands of Sun blocks that have been especially selected from our supply-partners to suit our clients’ needs.
Sunscreens help shield you from the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays in two ways. Some work by scattering the light, reflecting it away from your body. Others absorb the UV rays before they reach your skin.
A few years ago, choosing a good sunscreen meant you just looked for a high sun protection factor (SPF) — which rates how well the sunscreen protects against one type of cancer – causing UV ray, ultraviolet B (UVB).
Research soon showed that ultraviolet A rays (UVA) also increase skin cancer risk. While UVA rays don’t cause sunburn, they penetrate deeply into skin and cause ageing. Some statistics show that up to 90% of skin changes associated with aging are really caused by a lifetime’s exposure to UVA rays.
The New Broad-Spectrum Sunscreens
So which is the best sunscreen for you? Clearly, you’ll want a sunscreen with broad-spectrum or multi-spectrum protection for both UVB and UVA.
SPF 15 or higher for UVB protection. The SPF factor rates how effective the sunscreen is in preventing sunburn caused by UVB rays. If you’d normally burn in 10 minutes, SPF 15 multiplies that by a factor of 15, meaning you could go 150 minutes before burning.
For majority of people SPF15 is adequate however, people who have very fair skin, a family history of skin cancer, or conditions like lupus that increase sensitivity to sunlight should consider SPF 30 or higher.
Keep in mind that the higher the SPF, the smaller the increased benefit: contrary to what you might think, SPF 30 isn’t twice as strong as SPF 15. While SPF 15 filters out 93% of UVB, SPF 30 filters out 97%, only a slight improvement.
UVA protection. There is no rating to tell you how good a sunscreen is at blocking UVA rays. So when it comes to UVA protection, you need to pay attention to the ingredients.
Look for a sunscreen that contains at least one or a combination of either ecamsule, avobenzone,oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, sulisobenzone, or zinc oxide. Some are also now combined with anti-oxidants & vitamin C to give added protection.
Jeunesse hold stocks of most Sunscreens & Sun-blocks that are non-greasy, light in texture & give an even-toned, luminous coverage & look.
Please call us on 020 8428 1138 or visit us for more information.