3 Tips To Protect Your Skin This Summer
Summer is a time for beach days, outdoor adventures, and basking in the warm Australian sun. While these activities bring joy and relaxation, they also expose your skin to harmful UV rays that can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer. That's why protecting your skin from the sun's harsh rays is essential for a healthy and youthful complexion. In this blog post, we'll explore three expert tips to safeguard your skin this summer, with a special focus on our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen for your face.
1. Embrace the Power of Mineral Sunscreen
When it comes to choosing a sunscreen for your face, not all products are created equal. Mineral sunscreen, also known as physical sunscreen, is a top choice for protecting your skin from the sun's harmful effects. Unlike chemical sunscreens, which absorb and transform UV radiation into heat, mineral sunscreens provide a physical barrier on your skin's surface, reflecting and scattering the UV rays away from your skin.
Our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen is a game-changer in the world of sun protection. Here's why it's the ideal choice for your face this summer:
Our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can lead to premature aging, while UVB rays are responsible for sunburn. By shielding your skin from both types of radiation, you can enjoy the sun without worrying about its detrimental effects.
Gentle and Non-Irritating
One common concern with sunscreens, especially for those with sensitive skin, is irritation. Chemical sunscreens can sometimes cause stinging or redness, making them less than ideal for facial use. Our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen is formulated with gentle, mineral-based ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions. It's suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Tinted for Flawless Coverage
One of the standout features of our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen is its subtle tint. This tint serves two essential purposes:
Eliminates White Cast: The tint helps to avoid the white cast often experienced with other physical sunscreens.
Sun Protection Enhancement: The tint adds an extra layer of sun protection by further blocking UV rays. Think of it as an added shield against the sun's harsh rays.
With our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen, you get both superior sun protection and a touch of beauty in one product. It's the perfect addition to your summer skincare routine.
2. Adopt a Sun-Smart Lifestyle
While sunscreen is a crucial part of protecting your skin from the sun, it's not the only step you should take. A sun-smart lifestyle involves a combination of habits and practices that minimize your sun exposure and reduce the risk of sun damage. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Seek Shade During Peak Hours
The sun's UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During these hours, it's best to seek shade whenever possible. Whether you're at the beach, in the park, or enjoying an outdoor lunch, look for shaded areas to relax in. If shade is limited, consider bringing an umbrella or wearing a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and neck. We also recommend using an APP like the Cancer Council UV Index APP to tell you when the UV is at it's highest and to cover up!
Wear Protective Clothing
Clothing can be an effective barrier against the sun. Opt for lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, and pants made from UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) fabric. These garments are designed to block harmful UV rays while keeping you cool and comfortable. Don't forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection.
Hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin. When you're out in the sun, your body loses fluids through sweat, increasing the risk of dehydration. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and help your skin stay supple and resilient.
Avoid Tanning Beds
Tanning beds emit concentrated UV radiation, which can be even more harmful than natural sunlight. Avoid using tanning beds altogether, as they can significantly increase your risk of skin cancer and accelerate the aging of your skin.
Perform Regular Skin Checks
Keep an eye on your skin for any changes, such as new moles, freckles, or unusual spots. Perform self-exams regularly and consider scheduling an annual skin check with a dermatologist. Early detection of skin cancer can make a significant difference in successful treatment.
By incorporating these sun-smart practices into your daily life, you'll reduce the risk of sun damage and maintain healthy, beautiful skin throughout the summer and beyond.
3. Proper Application and Reapplication
Even the best sunscreen won't provide adequate protection if it's not applied correctly. Here are some tips for ensuring you get the most out of your Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen:
Don't skimp on sunscreen. Apply a generous amount to your face and neck at least 15 minutes before sun exposure, don't forget your ears!
Reapply Every Two Hours
Sunscreen effectiveness diminishes over time, especially when you're sweating or swimming. To maintain protection, reapply your Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen every two hours, or more frequently if you're sweating heavily or in the water.
Don't Forget Your Lips
The skin on your lips is delicate and susceptible to sunburn. Use a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from UV damage. Our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen is designed for the face, but you can also apply it to your lips for added protection.
Layering with Makeup
If you wear makeup, you can still incorporate our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen into your routine. Apply it as a base layer before your makeup, allowing it to dry for a few minutes. Then, you can apply your foundation or other makeup products as usual. This ensures that you have a solid layer of sun protection beneath your makeup.
Be Mindful of Activities
Certain activities, like swimming, sweating, or towel drying, can remove sunscreen from your skin. After engaging in these activities, reapply your sunscreen promptly to maintain protection.
Protecting your skin from the sun is a year-round responsibility, but it becomes even more critical during the summer months when UV radiation is at its peak. By embracing the power of mineral sunscreen, adopting a sun-smart lifestyle, and practicing proper sunscreen application, you can enjoy the beauty of summer while safeguarding your skin from harmful UV rays.
Our Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen for the face is the perfect companion for your summer adventures. With its broad-spectrum protection, gentle formula, and subtle tint, it offers everything your skin needs to stay healthy and radiant. Remember, your skin is your body's largest organ, and taking care of it is an investment in your long-term health and beauty. So, make Mineral SPF50 tinted sunscreen an essential part of your summer skincare routine, and bask in the sun's warmth with confidence
Our Ultimate Face Bundle uses the magic of Magnesium Skincare to create a skincare routine that is uncomplicated, no-fuss and will leave your face feeling hydrated, reduce inflammation and provide a natural, dewy glow to your skin.
Suitable for all skin types to promote naturally healthy skin with a strong functioning barrier. Suitable for blemish, acne and eczema-prone skin and delicate on all skin types including sensitive skin. The Ultimate Face Bundle is designed to protect, revitalise and nourish your skin each and every day.
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This bundle includes:
- This wash combines aloe vera juice, olive leaf extract, macadamia oil and safflower oil with the power of Magnesium to cleanse the skin whilst maintaining an optimal pH of 4.5-5.5 leaving the all important lipid barrier in tact. Will remove makeup and suitable for eczema and blemish prone skin.
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- This light formula contains a high percentage of Magnesium along with nourishing ingredients such as organic shea butter, sunflower oil, organic cocoa butter to help the Magnesium penetrate the skin to the deep layers and encourage remineralisation and healthy skin performance.
- This formula helps to decrease redness and maintain hydration.
- Suitable for blemishes, eczema prone and sensitive skin.
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Glow Restore Triple Serum 30ml (RRP $55):
- Our clever combination of Magnesium Chloride and Hyaluronic Acid 1% works to relieve dry and dull skin by intensively nourishing for long-term hydration, locking moisture within the skin’s barrier for a gorgeous glowing complexion.
Infused with Niacinamide 5% to control sebum production, reduce redness and inflammation and encourage skin cell generation that minimises signs of premature ageing to achieve an even skin tone, these ingredients also boost our body's natural collagen production resulting in smoother, firmer skin. It really is a true multipurpose serum and perfect for multiple skin types including blemishes, eczema and sensitive skin.
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SPF50 Hydrating Facial Mineral Sunscreen + Hyaluronic Acid 110mL (RRP $39) A tinted, hydrating, daily SPF 50 broad spectrum physical sunscreen to protect you from UVA, UVB and UVC rays whilst hydrating your skin to provide a nice glow!
- A tinted, hydrating, daily SPF 50 broad spectrum physical sunscreen to protect you from UVA, UVB and UVC rays whilst hydrating your skin to provide a nice glow!
- Formulated with hyaluronic acid, sunflower, magnesium and jojoba seed oils to provide powerful hydration and antioxidant protection against premature ageing. No white cast like most physical sunscreens and tinted to suit most skin types. Can be worn alone or under makeup and won't pill - you're welcome.
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How to use:
1. Cleanse morning and night with the Magnesium pH balanced cleanser.
2. Apply a thin layer of the Glow Restore Triple Serum to your face.
3. Apply a thin layer of the Magnesium & Vitamin E Cream.
4. Follow with the SPF50 Hydrating Facial Mineral Sunscreen to protect your face from UV rays throughout the day.
The information provided by The Base Collective is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not take the place of professional or medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professionals with any questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition.
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