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Why Dermatologists agree that sunscreen is the only ANTI-AGEING product you need.

The biggest and most significant gift that you can give to your skin is including a powerful and effective sunscreen into your daily routine.

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Dermatologists’ agree that sunscreen is the single most important skincare product you need to prevent premature ageing and here we explain more. The effects of sun damage on our skin are serious, but it is never too late to start taking care of your skin. Start taking the right steps now to protect from UV rays, repair existing damage and correct the visible signs of ageing.

Dr Aurora Garre Contreras, who leads the clinical trials for ISIDN global recommends incorporating a facial sunscreen for daily use and every type of skin that not only provides a fresh sensation and a silky finish but also powerful protection against those harmful UV rays. The FusionWater range from ISDIN South Africa is renowned for its patented Fusion Technology that not only offers the delicateness of water but is also esteemed in Photoprotection.

Karlo Michell, Brand Manager for ISIDN South Africa said explained that the external factor with the biggest impact on the skin – by far – is the sun.

“For the ultimate sun care protection, I personally enjoy the ISDIN® Photoprotector Fusion Water range. Aptly described as magic in a bottle it absorbs like water into the skin without leaving any oily residue delivering invisible protection. Another vital benefit of this sunscreen is its Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E content which offers the skin anti-ageing and antioxidant properties . A nod to its expert formula is that it does not irritate the eyes allowing your whole family to enjoy outdoor fun in the sun."

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Incorporating a suitable, gentle yet effective sunscreen in your daily routine offers the below benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of sunburn. All dermatological professionals will emphasise the importance of skin protection and preventing sunburns. Continuous sunburn can lead to damage that can cause skin cancer, premature wrinkling, and many other skin issues.

  • Prevents the Signs of Ageing. Repeated sun exposure with little to no protection can cause damage to your elastin, collagen and skin cells. Over time, this can lead to premature signs of ageing including discolouration, wrinkles, fine lines, and a leathery appearance. Premature ageing is referred to as photo-ageing and is common in those who spend time in the sun without sunscreen – especially in their 20s and 30s. Thankfully, these skin issues are preventable with daily sunscreen use.

  • Prevents Skin Discolouration. Discoloured and pigmentated skin can be a confidence breaker to live with. These areas of discolouration are often called “sun spots” or “liver spots” and are usually tan to brown in colour. They often develop on the face, head, hands, and arms, and can affect both men and women. Applying sunscreen periodically throughout your day can help prevent these spots from appearing on your skin.

  • Reduces Inflammation. Over exposure to UV rays can cause painful redness and inflammation of the skin. This can be especially challenging for individuals with skin issues like psoriasis or rosacea. Wearing sunscreen each day helps to prevent inflammation from harmful rays. If you are prone to redness and have sensitive skin, look for a sunscreen with gentle ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

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Tips for Picking a Sunscreen

“With an endless amount of skincare on the market, you are certainly spoilt for choice. Here are our top tips to pick the best sunscreen for your skin:” explained Mitchell.

- Know your skin type (dry, sensitive, oily, combination)

- Choose a high SPF (30+)

- Look for ‘broad spectrum’ on the label

- Provides protection against UVA and UVB rays

- An added bonus is to find a tinted SPF such as the FusionWater Colour which will not only provide a high-level of protection but also unify the skin tone, conceal imperfections, and act as a make-up base. It contains Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, which helps improve the skin’s elasticity and reducing wrinkles.

"Sunscreen is not a nice-to-have but rather a need-to-have product in your daily skincare routine. For the above reasons, sunscreen is the only skincare product you really need to protect your skin from UV damage. As we know, your basic daily skincare routine should include a cleanser, toner, moisturiser, and sunscreen. Great sunscreens offer broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays,” concluded Mitchell.

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