Sun Protection: Finding the perfect SPF for your skin type

We thought it was a good time to discuss sun protection even though as I write I am sitting in a polo-neck having spent a day in London dodging rain showers. Notwithstanding this, we asked Jade, The Skin Specialist to explain that even though the sun may not be shining and we may not be outdoors we still need to wear SPF. However, there is a minefield of products on the market.

Some time ago I visited Jade at her clinic in Norfolk and she explained the need to wear SPF every day and so I have been using Heliocare Gelcream Color in Light ever since. It is an incredible product and I do not need foundation having applied this cream. It is better than most foundations and it also gives strong sun protection so it is a no-brainer in my morning routine.

Over to the Skin Specialist to explain more ~

Did you know?

  • UVA, infrared-A and visible light are present all year round, penetrating clouds and even glass. They cause free radical damage that prematurely ages the skin and affects skin health.
  • UVA is responsible for 80% of skin ageing.
  • 86% of skin melanomas are preventable.

So you must give your skin the protection it deserves

Why Heliocare 360?

Nothing protects your skin like Heliocare 360 ̊.

Its revolutionary formulation not only shields the skin’s surface from damage but also defends the skin from within with the unique and powerful Fernblock FC. This unrivalled combination means your skin will not only have the maximum protection against UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A, but also the free radicals caused by other environmental challenges too. Fernblock FC is what makes Heliocare 360 ̊ so unique. It’s a supercharged, fern-derived anti-oxidant that fights and neutralises harmful free radicals in your skin, defending your key skin cells like collagen and elastin. It’s the result of years of research and is exclusive to Heliocare 360 products.

Sun Protection: Finding the perfect SPF for your skin type

The 2 finger rule to get the correct level of protection you must apply 2mg of product per 2cm of skin. This roughly equates to 1 finger length for the face and a second for the neck. Using less than this hugely affects the SPF protection that you’re getting.

Finding your perfect fit:

Top picks for skin showing signs of ageing and sun-damage

Heliocare 360° Age Active Fluid – A light, hydrating fluid featuring a triple anti-ageing complex to help prevent the visible signs of ageing by plumping and smoothing the skin. This silkyfluid also has a subtle tint, so it not only melts into the skin but also helpseven the complexion.Great for: All skin types including sensitive skin

Heliocare 360° Pigment Solution Fluid – A light fluid that not only provides high levels of protection, but also features a Depigmenting System to help lift and prevent hyperpigmentation. This silkyfluid also has a subtle tint, so it not only melts into the skin but also helps to unify the skin tone and mask patches of pigmentation. Great for all skin types including sensitive skin

Heliocare 360° AK Fluid – A light fluid suited to even the most sensitive skin with SPF100 and powerful anti-oxidant and DNA protection and repair activity. AK Fluid also helps to strengthen the skin barrier and hydrate the skin to improve comfort and your skin’s natural defences against environmental stressors.

Top picks for sensitive or reactive skins

Heliocare 360° Water Gel – an intensely hydrating gel that absorbs quickly with a barely-there, matte finish – great for those who layer multiple skincare products in the morning. Its ‘invisible’ finish also makes it perfect for those with skin of colour, and a popular choice for men.

Heliocare 360° Mineral Tolerance Fluid – this is a light, breathable, fragrance-free fluid that absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it feeling beautifully silky and soft. Drying completely clear, it’s also perfect for those with skin of colour and is a popular choice for men.

Top picks for oily or spot-prone skins

Heliocare 360° Airgel – A light, mousse-like formulation that conditions the skin and dries quickly. A popular choice for men

Heliocare 360° Oil Free Gel – is an ultra-light mattifying gel that absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it dry to the touch.

Heliocare 360° Color Oil Free Gels – this gel combines foundation coverage with protection in one, skin-loving product. Available in pearl, beige and bronze, this light, easy-to-blend fluid provides natural-looking foundation coverage with a matte finish. 

Top picks for dry or moisture-seeking skins

Heliocare 360° Fluid Cream – is a light cream with an advanced hydrating system that leaves skin soft and hydrated. Great for: normal, dry and mature skins

Heliocare Gelcream Color – a tinted cream-gel providing hydration and coverage with a dewy finish. (This is the one Annabel mentioned in the intro.)

How to purchase:

Follow the link below to shop and purchase your Heliocare products ~

Use the code SHOP130 to receive 10% off!

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