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Whether you are you thinking of jetting off to bask in the sun or perhaps prefer the culture of a city break,  keeping your skin in tip top condition can be a challenge when we are packing as much as we can into what seems to be a relatively small luggage allowance.Think multifunctional products, many moisturisers nowadays contain an SPF.

City pollution can cause breakout activity and congestion on an oily skin type and dryness and dehydration on a more sensitised skin. Its important to cleanse morning and night  with products that help protect against pollution. Less is more, keep skincare and make up simple and avoid products such as alcohol based wipes that can have have a very drying effect on the skin. Its no secret that the sun can be dangerous, not to mention damaging and ageing. Its not enough to just apply sunscreen once in the morning, research has shown that most people do not re apply frequently enough. Repeat at least every two hours and stay in the shade between 11am and 3pm.  Drink plenty of water to hydrate, wear a hat and loose clothes.

Our favourite Solar defence products include:

Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30 formulated with tinted earth materials to help guard skin against UV damage while providing a wash of colour. Its a perfect choice for sensitive skins.

Total Eye Care SPF15. Protects the delicate eye area throughout  the day, smoothes fine lines and conceals dark circles.

Oil Free Matt Block SPF30. Lightweight, ultra-sheer Broad Spectrum sunscreen helps prevent shine, regulate oil production and soothe inflammation. Oil-absorbers help maintain an all-day matte finish without a powdery residue. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Skin Perfect Primer. Smoothes away fine lines, brighten sand primes for flawless skin, and to prep for make-up application. Velvety silicones create an instantly smooth surface. Pearl powder and natural earth minerals provide a neutral tint to help balance tone and enhance luminosity. Peptides and AGE Smart® actives help firm and shield against MMP and free radical damage, as sunscreens shield against sun damage. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Protection 50 Sport SPF50. This sheer solar protection treatment defends against prolonged skin damage from UV light and environmental assault. Oleosome microspheres help enhance SPF performance and counteract moisture loss triggered by extended daylight exposure. Lightweight formula helps neutralize damage and bind moisture to skin without a greasy after-feel.

After Sun Repair. An incredibly soothing treatment balm that helps to repair damage from exposure to UV sunlight as it helps to cool sunburn and reduce discomfort. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

Dynamic Skin Recovery. Achieves absolute hydration and helps defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF50. Contains AGE Smart® ingredients to enhance the skin’s natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species), help prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs) and regulate the formation of collagen-degrading MMPs brought on by UV rays. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

As you know prevention is always better than cure but if you are concerned about sun damaged skin our Preventative Laser Facial may be for you.Ideal for those who generally suffer from dull, lackluster complexions, this singular laser facial results in radiant, blemish-free skin with the added benefit of a collagen boost to refresh and plump out the skin. Issues that can be treated early include thread veins, age spots or pigmentation, redness, acne prone skin and fine wrinkles. A patch test is required prior to treatment and we would recommend not having this facial 30 days before or after sun exposure. For a flawless more youthful complexion we can’t recommend this treatment highly enough.

For further information or advice speak with one of our skin care therapists today.

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