- An estimated 80% of skin aging is caused by UV exposure.
- Choose a sunscreen whose texture is suited to your skin type.
- Certain sunscreens can also protect against pollution and free radicals.
Without changing your beauty routine drastically, there's one way you can take a big step in protecting your skin from early cutaneous aging... Sunscreen!
Start with sunscreen to protect your skin
Did you know that an estimated 80% of skin aging is caused by the sun? It's called photoaging, and leads to fine lines, skin discolouration (age spots, hyperpigmentation), a loss of elasticity and dullness.
Consultant Dermatologist for La Roche-Posay Dr Hiva Fassihi explains that "sunscreens are designed to protect the skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). In the short term, they protect from painful sunburn. In the long term, they help prevent skin cancer and slow down premature ageing."
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Sunscreen is an easy addition to any morning beauty routine, but it's important to choose one suited to your skin type. Dr Fassihi's favourite suncare collection, Anthelios, contains a range of formats and textures designed for even the most sensitive skin types.
For naturally dry skin, the Comfort Cream offers high protection and nourishment, while normal-combination skin suits the Ultralight Fluid, which sinks instantly into the skin without leaving any residue behind. For oily, blemish-prone skin, the Anti-Shine Gel Cream is not only dry to the touch to prevent breakouts, but also leaves the skin beautifully matte. Remember to reapply regularly.
Fun fact! Did you know that certain sunscreens from the Anthelios collection can also protect your skin from free radicals and pollution? Dr Fassihi explains: "Air pollution also triggers free radicals in the skin and some sunscreens now contain antioxidants which prevent the oxidative damage. Many of the Anthelios range from La Roche-Posay – for example Anthelios XL Comfort Cream SPF50 or Anthelios Anti‐Shine Gel Cream SPF50 – contain the powerful antioxidant Baicalin, effective in reducing the generation of free radicals in the skin".
Trust the professionals and start wearing sunscreen everyday to prevent the signs of aging!