Healthy Summer Week 2

Welcome to Our Healthy Summer Newsletter!

We know, looking outside it doesn’t seem like summer, but even on rainy days, it’s important to be mindful of your skin care routine. UV rays can penetrate through clouds, and proper skin protection remains essential.

In this edition of our Healthy Summer Campaign newsletter, we’re focusing on sun protection and skin care to help you stay protected all season long.

Sunscreen is your first line of defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Proper use of sunscreen can prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer, and help avoid premature aging.


Understanding SPF:
– SPF (Sun Protection Factor) measures how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn and contributes to skin cancer.
– SPF 30 or Higher: Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 for daily use.

Broad-Spectrum Protection
– Ensure your sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection, which means it shields your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

Water-Resistant Formulas
– If you plan to swim or workout, choose a water-resistant sunscreen. This doesn’t make it waterproof, so reapply as directed.

Skin Type Considerations
– Sensitive Skin: Look for sunscreens labelled as hypoallergenic or designed for sensitive skin.
– Oily or Acne-Prone Skin: Non-comedogenic sunscreens won’t clog your pores.


Applying your SPF effectively:

  • Apply Generously: Use about an ounce (roughly a shot glass full) for your entire body. Don’t skimp on the amount.
  • Apply Early: Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outside to allow it to absorb into your skin.
  • Reapply Regularly: Reapply every two hours, and immediately after swimming, sweating, or towel drying.
  • Don’t Miss These Spots: Commonly missed areas include the ears, back of the neck, tops of the feet, and the scalp. Use a lip balm with SPF for your lips.

Other tips to remember:

  • Cover Up: Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and skirts when possible. Clothes made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection.
  • Hats and Sunglasses: Use wide-brimmed hats to shade your face, ears, and neck. Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays protect your eyes and the sensitive skin around them.
  • Avoid Peak Sun Hours: Try to stay indoors or seek shade during peak sun intensity hours, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Hydrate Your Skin:

  • Moisturise: After sun exposure, use a moisturiser to replenish and soothe your skin. Aloe vera and lotions designed for after-sun care can be especially soothing.
  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to help your skin recover and stay hydrated.

Cool Down:

  • Cool Showers: Take cool showers or baths to reduce heat and discomfort from sun exposure.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Steer clear of harsh soaps and exfoliants immediately after sun exposure as your skin may be more sensitive.