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Winter Sun is Still Damaging: Why you Should Use Sun Protection All Year.

We are all cognisant of the importance of using sunscreen in the summer months, but it should be an all year-round preventive health measure. This rule applies to all skin types, tones and colours. Even when the sun isn’t shining or it’s a cloud-covered day, up to 80% of the sun’s rays make their way through the atmosphere. So if you think it’s OK to forgo sun protection on an overcast day, think again!

Our  top reasons why protecting your skin in Winter is as important as in Summer:

  1. Your skin always needs protection from UV rays: The reality that the health of the earth’s ozone layer has dramatically diminished, is a harsh one. This has increased our risk of sun damage from harmful UV rays which is a bitter pill to swallow. Sunscreen, with a SPF 50 or higher, blocks these rays, greatly reducing the likelihood of sunburn. For an extra layer of protection, and the opposite of bitter, are Heliocare Ultra Oral Capsules – a unique oral photoimmuno-protector that goes beyond traditional sun protection.
  2. It lowers your risk of skin cancer: Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. It is also the most preventable. By applying sunscreen each day, you cut your risk of contracting skin cancers by half. This is a reminder to choose the best sunscreen for winter, and beyond.
  3. It prevents premature aging: Sun damage causes photoaging of the skin, which leads to discoloration and collagen breakdown. This is when lines, sagging skin and wrinkles become more prominent.
  4. It helps maintain an even skin one: Choosing the best sunscreen for winter is key to keeping your skin in tip top shape. Applying sunscreen, even when it’s gloomy outside helps prevent discoloration and dark spots leaving skin smooth and evenly toned.

Did you know Heliocare uses a unique active ingredient as the base to our range of sun protection skincare range: Fernblock®. It’s an exclusive standardised extract of Polypodium Leucotomos with powerful protective, antioxidant and restorative properties that work both topically and orally, such in products such as Ultra 90 Gel SPF 50 and Ultra Capsules. When used together these form a powerhouse of sun protection during summer and winter!