By Clare O’Hanlon, Business Development Manager for Juliette Armand Skincare
Have you heard prevention is better than cure? I am going to let you in on biggest Anti-ageing secret and that is to wear an SPF on your face every single day. Whether it’s sunny, cloudy, raining or even snowing, we must protect our skin from the harmful UVA rays. UVA means Ultra Violet Ageing and these rays are responsible for the ageing on the skin and the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Once the collagen and elastin decreases wrinkles form and the skin can sag as we get older. UVA is also responsible for age spots, pigmentation and in some severe cases broken capillaries.
Be warned most cosmetics do contain UV protection but usually only the UVB protection which will protect you from the Ultra Violet Burning rays. In cases in Ireland this is pretty useless as the rays are not strong enough to cause burning.
An SPF used daily will protect the skin and prevent premature ageing and they may contain added ingredients for the benefit of the skin. It’s time to start getting in the habit of using an SPF daily over your moisturiser…you skin will thank you later!