There are some quite obvious ways we can implement in order to fully protect our skin from the damaging UVA and UVB rays that we encounter every day, and using Heliocare Ultra Capsules is one of these. Remember you don’t necessarily have to be outdoors in the open to be affected by these harmful rays. If you work in an office with lots of windows, or are exposed to reflective light from outside, these can also cause just as much damage.
Before we delve into sun protection from the inside, what can we do to make sure our skin is protected from UVA and UVB rays when are outdoors? We need to start with the basics, and cover all our bases. The effects of sun damage, especially long term damage, are very hard to reverse, so what we do now really makes a difference. Dark patches on the skin and hyperpigmentation are two of the most cover forms of skin damage, which can easily be avoided with the right daily skincare regime.
It only takes 15 minutes in the sun to damage your skin.
With Spring on our doorstep, and a quick transition into Summer, we need to start gearing up on sun protection, and get ourselves into a routine so that when Summer begins and we start venturing outdoors more and more, we are already set to take on the sun’s rays.
Always use sunscreen
Sunscreens are absolutely essential. Some are under the impression that they should only be worn in Winter, but getting into the habit of applying sunscreens every morning as part of your daily skincare regime is really the best in the long run, for your skin, and to prevent aging. Heliocare Gel SPF 50 is an innovative, lightweight formula that is quickly absorbed and protects skin fully against daily environmental challenges. You should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15, even on cool or slightly cloudy days. Heliocare Ultra Capsules play a pivotal role in adding to this protection.
Some very important things to remember:
- Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you stay in the sun for more than two hours and after swimming, sweating or towelling off.
- Sunscreen without an expiration date has a shelf life of no more than three years, but its shelf life is shorter if it has been exposed to high temperatures. Be sure to check your sunscreen’s expiration date.
- Some makeup and lip balms contain some of the same chemicals used in sunscreens. If they don’t have at least SPF 15, don’t use them by themselves.
Avoid peak sun
It might be a tall order, but try not to schedule outdoor activities, in the peak of Summer between 10am and 4pm. During these times is when you are at the biggest risk of exposure to harsh UVA and UVB rays. Did you know that taking Heliocare Ultra Capsules Daily protects you tenfold if used in conjunction with a high-quality sunscreen.
Think about your outfit
Another fairly obvious, yet important consideration when going out into the summer sun is the type and style of clothing. Long-sleeved shirts, long pants and skirts can protect you from UV rays, with tightly woven fabrics offering the best protection. A wet T-shirt offers much less UV protection than a dry one, and darker colours protect more than lighter ones
If wearing this type of clothing isn’t practical, try to wear a light kaftan or a beach cover-up. Keep in mind that a typical T-shirt has an SPF rating lower than 15, so use other types of protection as well so sunscreen is imperative, as well as adding protection from within, such as Heliocare Ultra Capsules.
Heliocare Ultra Capsules should always be used in conjunction with a high factor, broad-spectrum sunscreen to help protect the skin from UV radiation which causes skin ageing, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer due to DNA damage. Recommended for fair skin types, those with photosensitivity (sun sensitive) due to medication, post skin rejuvenation treatments and those at risk of skin cancer.
Key ingredients include high concentrations of Fernblock, a natural plant extract, Polypodium Leucotomos, a tropical Central American fern with clinically-proven high levels of UV protection. This unique formulation is boosted by potent antioxidants Vitamin C & E, Lutein which helps to protect against eye damage, and Lycopene. Gluten-free. 30 capsules.