5 reasons to wear Heliocare 360° sunscreen everyday (yes even in the winter!)
As the nights draw in summer seems like a distant memory. As a result, it can be easy to let wearing sunscreen everyday drop from your skincare regime. But when it comes to wearing sun protection, there are a lot more factors to consider, than just the time of year and whether or not the sun is shining.
Light comes in all different forms. When it’s present, there’s the potential to damage our skin – even in the autumn and winter. Daylight can cause photoageing (premature ageing of the skin caused by sun exposure, including loss of elasticity and firmness, wrinkles, and pigmentation) and damage to our skin’s health, including damage to our skin’s DNA which, in worst cases, can lead to skin cancer. It can also compromise our skin’s immune system which can make our skin more prone to damage, infections, and inflammation.
Heliocare 360°: It’s an everyday thing.
This is where Heliocare 360° comes in. Led by science, with unique ingredients developed by dermatologists and backed by over 80 clinical studies, Heliocare 360° is an award-winning sun protection range designed to provide your skin with the very best daily defence against the sun and daylight.
All Heliocare 360° products provide full-spectrum protection against UVB, UVA, visible light, and infrared-A, and are packed with additional intelligent ingredients to help boost skin health and prevent photoageing.
A Heliocare 360° for everyone, for everyday
Developed by skin experts with the understanding that not one daily sunscreen fits all, Heliocare 360° offers a wide range of daily sunscreens which offer targeted solutions for all skin types.
With unique formulations designed to help prevent and reduce the symptoms of key skin concerns such as pigmentation, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles, as well as products that combine the benefits of full-spectrum daylight protection and foundation coverage, there’s a Heliocare 360° for everyone that you’ll love to use sunscreen everyday.
Heliocare 360° daily sunscreens are light enough to wear every day. Alongside the rest of your skincare routine and makeup, Heliocare products are non-comedogenic so they won’t block your pores, and are dermatologically tested.
But why is all this protection necessary? Let’s look at five reasons why an everyday sunscreen habit is one we should all have.
1. Because UVA is present all year round
UVA rays are responsible for 85% of premature skin ageing. They make up 95% of rays emitted from the sun and have long wavelengths that penetrate deep into the skin. Exposure to UVA damages the collagen and elastin in the skin. This can lead to a loss of volume and elasticity, which causes fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. UVA also stimulates the production of free radicals causing oxidative stress and damage to our skin’s DNA.
2. Because visible light is everywhere
Visible light is any light that can be detected by the human eye, so it includes blue light from digital devices as well as sunlight – which means we aren’t avoiding it when we’re inside at work. It can penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin and cause inflammation and pigmentation.
When visible light is combined with UVA exposure, it can cause even greater pigmentation development. In fact, 79% of skin damage from free radicals is caused by a combination of UVA and visible light.
3. Because Infrared-A contributes towards photoageing
Infrared-A is the type of solar radiation that we feel as heat. Like visible light, it can penetrate deep into the skin, resulting in reddening, erythema (inflammation caused by congestion of the capillaries) and damage that contributes towards photoageing.
One-third of solar radiation reaching the skin comes from infrared-A, bringing collagen loss, free radical damage, and disruption to your skin’s natural immunity.
4. Fernblock® Technology
If the above information has you concerned, just know that Heliocare 360° has got you covered. Fernblock® is Heliocare’s exclusive ingredient that helps take your skin protection to the next level.
It’s a supercharged antioxidant, that harnesses natural plant power to help defend the skin against free radical damage caused by exposure to UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A. Fernblock® is a patented extract from a tropical fern that grows in Central and South America. Originally an aquatic plant, this fern evolved to thrive on land, developing natural antioxidant defences against daylight.
Fernblock® is the result of years of scientific research. Its multiple benefits have been demonstrated in over 80 clinical studies and scientific publications.
It has been clinically proven to help;
- Protect the skin against damage caused by UVA, UVB, Visible Light & Infrared-A1,2,3
- Neutralise free radicals1,3
- Protect and repair skin cell DNA4
- Prevent light induced pigmentation5
- Protect the skin’s immune system5
- Prevent collagen breakdown2
5. Additional intelligent ingredients, unique formulations
Heliocare 360º daily sunscreens all contain additional added antioxidants such as Vitamin C, E and Green Tea extract. These further help to neutralise free radicals, meanwhile added DNA repair enzymes work to repair damage to your skin cell’s DNA caused by exposure to daylight.
You’ll also find additional ingredients in each unique product in the range to help improve specific skin concerns. From hydrators and soothers to specialist formulas to combat oily skin, redness, pigmentation, ageing, and more.
Wearing a full-spectrum protection sunscreen daily, no matter the weather or season, is the first step towards preventing premature skin ageing and protecting your skin health.