Today IMAGE Skincare Trainer Michelle Ryan is focusing on the IMAGE Skincare PREVENTION+ range, how the products differ and how to use them effectively.
I cannot stress enough the Importance of SPF (sun protection factor) if you are trying to protect your skin and shield it from the damaging effects of UV rays. I feel as a nation we are becoming more avid SPF users and with so much information out there, it can be a minefield to know which one to use. So, it can get a little confusing, so I am going to break it down for you.
Physical SPF – PREVENTION+ daily hydrating moisturiser SPF30
Physical SPFs use ingredients such as Zinc and Titanium dioxide to shield your skin from the sun. Zinc is what gives that white residue when you first put this on the skin and acts as a physical barrier. The benefit of using these ingredients is when the sun’s ray hits your skin, the light deflects away, sitting on top of the skin. This is beneficial for anyone who suffers with pigmentation or redness prone skin.
The PREVENTION+ Daily Hydrating Moisturiser SPF 30 is purely physical, so as a nation that is prone to so much redness, this sits nicely on fair Celtic skin. IMAGE have also added in hydrolysed pea protein to this moisturiser to give you blue light protection. This moisturiser is much loved and we are delighted to have this back on shelves around the country.
Chemical SPF- PREVENTION+ 32 & PREVENTION+50
You may have also heard of the term Chemical SPFs and I feel like this phrase has been demonised in recent times. But remember, everything is a chemical and a lot of them have a positive impact on the skin. Chemical SPFs can enhance the effect of the zinc, giving you extra protection in the sun. By adding chemicals to SPF, this can make the product glide onto the skin nicely, helping it to sit better on combination skins.
We use many chemical boosters in the PREVENTION+ Matte Moisturiser SPF32 and the PREVENTION+ Ultimate Moisturiser SPF50 to give you extra protection. When wearing a chemical SPF, as the UV rays come in contact with your skin, the rays are absorbed and released as heat.
Be sure to protect your skin in the sun this summer and all year round with the IMAGE Skincare PREVENTION+ collection. Apply a half a teaspoon to your face and neck 20 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours.
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