Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love the skin we’re in.
This week Tauranga has been celebrated in the media for its sunny climate, which is attracting people in droves.
We really are spoilt here in the Bay, but it also means we have to be extra vigilant in protecting our skin from damaging UV rays, even in the winter.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the mellow glow of winter sun is harmless.
UV rays, which can cause premature skin ageing and skin cancers, are out all year. Just because your skin doesn’t feel like it’s burning, doesn’t mean damage isn’t being done.
In fact UVA, which is just as strong in winter as it is in summer, penetrates your skin more deeply than the UVB ‘sunburn’ ray and is especially powerful at causing wrinkles.
Unlike other parts of your body, your face is exposed to the elements every day of the year. To avoid sun spots, wrinkles and other nasties, you should protect your face with sunscreen every single day.
I recommend a broad spectrum sunscreen, with an SPF 30 or higher, preferably with a minimum of five per cent zinc oxide listed as an active ingredient.
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