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Anti-ageing sun protection: the different sunscreen options

15th July 2014

The summer season has now kicked in and the chances of us being outdoors in the sun will be very high. Despite the fact that we all love to have some sunshine in our lives, too much sunlight exposure will make us age quicker and damage our skin, if it's not protected correctly.

Sunscreen does just that, and is strongly advised by skin experts to be included in your skin regimen no matter what time of year. Below are examples of the different sunscreen types you could be experimenting with in addition to the skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, you may already be undergoing in order to achieve a younger looking complexion.

Liquid sunscreen

Liquid sunscreens are a popular choice, especially for those who are jetting off on holiday. They're easy to apply and there are even some liquid sunscreens that are made just for the facial areas of our skin. They contain physical blockers, chemical filters or a combination of both, which is ideal.

Spray- on sunscreen

A spray- on sunscreen is possibly one of the most convenient forms of sunscreens to have. It’s practical especially when you're constantly on the go, they can be applied on unreachable areas unlike the other sunscreen options, great for fidgety children and the elderly as it probably requires the least amount of effort, when applying.

These are available in both chemical and physical barrier forms similarly to liquid sunscreens that have been mentioned above.

Powder sunscreen

Powder sunscreen is often used on facial areas and is handy for women who wear make-up on a daily basis. They are the perfect solution to applying sun protection on the go especially if you're a fan of wearing make-up most of the time. However it's important to remember that this is only available as a physical barrier product.

Further thoughts

You might be spoilt by choice and may not know which sunscreen to go for. If you're unsure and want further advice then it will be worth speaking to an experienced dermatologist at one of our sk:n clinics. We have some sunscreen products available in our clinics for you to try out as well, so get in touch with us today to find out more.

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