Sun Safety Beyond Summer

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | Tips & How-Tos

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you can skip on sun protection. Don’t think that just because the peak sunbathing months are behind us that the UV threat has passed. You don’t have to be lounging on a beach towel for hours on end to suffer the ill effects of photodamage (such as hyperpigmented skin and discolorations). Even when it’s overcast outside, the UV menace still looms.

That’s why it’s important to take year-round precautions to safeguard your skin from UV exposure and prevent signs of photodamage and premature aging—or worse. Excessive and repeated sun exposure can permanently damage skin cell DNA, resulting in skin cancer. Starting with your face cream, look for a moisturizer with an SPF (sun Dayrenewal
protection factor) in the double digits; anything less won’t be of much help. Day Renewal Complex SPF 20 is an excellent choice. Not only does it help improve definition by supplementing the skin’s own collagen and elastin; it protects it from the UV-induced free radicals responsible for photo-aging.

Next, consider using a foundation with similar sun protection, like 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15. An all-in-one mineral powder, concealer and foundation, 4-in-1 offers pür-fectly flawless coverage while adding an extra barrier from harmful UV rays. Top off your look with an SPF-infused lipstick or gloss, like our Mineral Lip Tint SPF 15, for essential sun protection in a dose of fall colour.   

Even if your time outdoors is limited, it’s better to be safe now than sorry later. A few unshielded minutes each day can add up to a life’s worth of premature damage. So as you get ready for fall, be sure to work SPF products into your daily beauty regimen wherever possible. And remember, prevention is always easier than correction.

For more ways to keep your skin looking silky-smooth, shop the complete Pür Minerals Skin Care Collection.