Is your sunscreen protecting you the way that it should?
Are you noticing tanning and pigmentation, or skin aging despite using your sunblock as you should?
Are you applying your sunblock when you are indoors?
Think of a rainbow and its colours. Red – orange – yellow- green- blue – violet.
There is a different amount of energy carried in each light colour.
The most potential for damage to the skin from the sun comes from:
• Blue light – also known as high energy visible light
• Ultraviolet light (UVA and UVB rays)
• IRA – infra red light
Your choice of sunblock needs to be able to protect you against 2 opposite light spectrums with chemical and physical sunscreen ingredients. Your sunscreen also requires certain actives and anti-oxidants to afford you maximal protection.
Many of my patients pick sunblock off the shelf that afford only UVA and UVB protection, not realizing how much damage the other light spectrums are causing their skin.
Did you know that heat sources also emit IRA light, and that you are exposed to HEV light (blue light) indoors?
Your digital devices, computers, TVS, smartphones and even fluorescent lighting is damaging your skin.
While the blue light from these devices is not as powerful as that from the sun, we are exposed to blue light from electronics and lighting for more of our day than what we are the sun.
This causes both tissue and eye disease over time.
The Aesthetics HQ selectively stocks sunblock that meet the requirements for full spectrum sun protection.
Call 011 234 2009 today for you complimentary consultation.