Watch out for skincare or make up containing SPF

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Be careful with makeup and skincare products that contain SPF – you may think you're getting 2-in-1 however many brands give a false sense of protection which may lead to premature ageing. Most products that already contain SPF would usually need to be reapplied every two hours in order to receive the adequate and necessary protection from sun damage. Sun damage is known to trigger premature skin ageing and may manifest in hyperpigmentation, age spots and wrinkles. However it is good to understand the body also needs 15 minutes of unexposed sun every day - in the morning or evening - to create enough vitamin D.* Vitamin D works as a hormone to regulate processes in the body and deficiency is very common, symptoms are fatigue, depression, back, muscle and bone pain and getting sick or infected often.

What You'll Need

  • Use an organic sunscreen that uses minerals like titanium and zinc oxide and is free from nano particles.
  • I love Madara Plant Stell Cell Age-Defying Face Sunscreen SPF30 as it is invisible.
  • Biosolis Extreme Fluid For Face SPF50 has a slight pale cast due to physical UV block titanium oxide but if you are fair it works well as a make up primer. (Warning it may show up in your flash photography.)

What You'll Do

  • Choose a natural or organic broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection sunscreen such as Biosolis (safe for coral and sea life) Madara or Green People, see
  • Avoid common chemical UV filters Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, which are also found in perfume. Oxybenzone is linked to endometriosis and male fertility issues. Both Oxybenzone and Octinoxate are skin allergens and EDC's. Octinoxate is linked with thyroid issues. *
  • Wear a hat, cover up or stay in the shade as often as you can, especially if you're constantly exposed to sunlight.
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