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Elave Sun Anti-Ageing Skincare Tips

June 23, 2022 2 min read

Elave Sun Anti-Ageing Skincare Tips

Take a read of our quick-fire anti-ageing skincare tips

  • 90% of photoaging - lines, wrinkles and brown spots - are caused by UV rays
  • Tanned skin is damaged skin. Delicate, freckly Type I and Type II Irish skin is at highest risk of damage
  • Cosmetic treatments can help improve skin appearance, but cannot repair sun damage
  • Tanning beds also cause your skin to age prematurely, making it look coarse, leathery and wrinkled
  • A high SPF sunscreen – at least 30 or higher, like Elave Sun SPF50+ – offers the best protection
  • Understand SPF. If you usually burn in, say, 10 minutes without sunscreen, Factor 30 will give you 10 x 30 minutes protection
  • Use a ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreen to protect against deeper, ageing dermal damage as well as sunburn
  • Wear sunscreen or a moisturiser containing SPF, like Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45, all year round
  • Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you go out, to let it sink into your skin.  A pea-sized dollop for your face; a shot glass full for your body.
  • Use a sunscreen, like Elave Sun SPF30, which is kind to delicate skin and will help you get a glow, not a rash!
  • Oily sunscreens can trigger sensitive skin or block pores – look for one which is non-comedogenic (non-oily)
  • Avoid the ‘ghost’ look with sunscreen containing invisible zinc. Zinc is known for its healing, rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory properties
  • There is no such thing as a ‘waterproof’ sunscreen – but do look for one that is ‘water resistant’
  • SPF makeup and SPF face misters do not offer adequate protection against sun damage. You must also use a sunscreen
  • Aftersun moisturisers like Elave Aftersuncontain soothing botanicals and
    antioxidant vitamins B, C and E to protect against damage by free radicals
  • Blue light from your laptop or mobile phone can also cause photoaging, so sunscreen in front of the screen is also essential


Some more reading material on all your skincare needs..

Children's Sun Cream 

Beauty & UV

How to Stay Sun Smart this Summer 

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