All you need to know about Sunscreen and Sun Sense

Navigating the New Zealand sun requires a delicate balance between enjoying the outdoors and being mindful of potential sun damage, as we all need vitamin D. In this article, we explore the importance of wearing sunblock, choosing professional-grade sunscreens, comprehensive sun protection, understanding how the sun affects our skin, and consistent reapplication.

Sunblock is a crucial element in every individual’s skincare routine, positioned at the top of the skincare hierarchy. At EWC, we emphasize the critical importance of incorporating sunblock into our daily skincare regimen. We highlight the additional benefits of choosing professional-grade sunscreens and stress the vital aspect of consistent reapplication. It’s essential to recognize that sun damage isn’t limited to direct sun exposure but extends to various settings, such as driving, being on a boat, or sitting near a window in an office.

  1. Prevention of Skin Damage: Sunblock acts as a shield against both UVA and UVB rays, preventing them from penetrating the skin. This minimizes the breakdown of elastin fibers, addressing issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of skin volume.
  2. Reduction of Hyperpigmentation: Sunblock helps prevent and reduce hyperpigmentation and brown spots, maintaining a more even skin tone. Even in situations where direct sun exposure is minimal, damage can still occur, such as on cloudy and windy days.
  3. Skin Cancer Prevention: Prolonged exposure to UV rays is a significant risk factor for skin cancer. Sunblock forms a protective barrier, reducing the risk of skin cancers, irrespective of surroundings.
  4. Universal Relevance: Regardless of skin type or tanning habits, everyone is susceptible to the damaging effects of the sun. Sunblock is a necessity for everyone, especially considering sun exposure in various settings.
  5. Long-Term Benefits: Consistent use of sunblock, even later in life, can dramatically decrease the incidence of skin cancer and contribute to overall skin health.

Choosing Professional Sunscreens: Professional-grade sunscreens, such as our clinic’s brands (Coola Water Cream, BB Cream SPF 30+, Juvenate Reshield, and O Cosmetics), offer advanced formulations with more active ingredients for enhanced sun protection. These formulations minimize the use of potentially harmful substances like parabens and synthetic fragrances, ensuring effective sunblock and nourishing skincare.

Consistent Reapplication: Equally vital is the practice of reapplying sunblock throughout the day, especially during extended sun exposure. This holds true not only during outdoor activities but also in scenarios where sun damage can occur indirectly, such as driving, being on a boat, or sitting near a window.

I personally have found that using Coola Water Cream as my morning moisturizer, followed by Coola BB Cream SPF 30, is the best start to my day. This sunblock is vegan, cruelty-free, and packed with peptides and plant proteins to nourish and hydrate my skin. I believe it aligns well with our commitment to prioritizing quality skincare.

Remember, protecting our skin goes beyond cosmetic concerns; it’s an investment in our long-term health. I would be happy to discuss this further and address any questions you may have during your next appointment.


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