While we might not even realise it, each day our skin is exposed to lots of potential environmental damage, whether it's from the sun's UV rays or polluted city air. Over time this exposure can lead to signs of damage and premature ageing.
Between managing work, family and everyday life, it can be really easy to forget about taking care of our skin and making sure it is protected from environmental damage. Even if it isn't totally obvious on the surface, our skin can start to develop signs of premature ageing over time, especially from ongoing overexposure to the sun and air pollution. Natural skin care designed to repair and protect skin from environmental damage is perfect for daily use to help reduce signs of damage and ageing and ensure your skin stays glowing and fresh.
How to help protect against skin damage
Australia has a harsh climate, especially when it comes to the sun. The Australian skin cancer rate is one of the highest in the world - every year skin cancer accounts for about 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.1 This makes it really important to protect your skin with a good daily sunscreen! Then at nighttime, it's great to refresh your skin by washing away the day's dirt and grime, especially if you live in a more polluted city area, and applying a rich moisturiser to allow your skin to restore itself overnight while you sleep.
Natural skin Sunscreen
Life Basics Sunscreen
Specially formulated for everyday use on its own or beneath makeup, the Life Basics SPF 30 All Natural Facial Sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays thanks to the reflective properties of Zinc and the physical barrier it creates. This soothing formula also contains Rosehip Oil and Green Tea to nourish your skin as well as Calendula Extract for its anti-inflammatory properties.
With all sunscreens avoid contact with eyes and if irritation persists discontinue use. Sunscreen is only one part of sun protection. Wear protective clothing, hats and sunglasses when exposed to the sun, and stay in the shade where possible. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided. Frequent reapplication and use in accordance with the directions is required for effective sun protection. Always read the label and use only as directed.
Mineral Fusion Shampoo - Hair Repair
We might not think about it this way but our scalps often need a helping hand too when it comes to taking care of our skin. Ideal for anyone with hair prone to damage such as split ends, the Mineral Fusion Shampoo - Hair Repair contains Aloe Vera and Sea Kelp to assist in strengthening each strand, preventing further breakage and improving overall texture. It also has Flax and Argan Oils to deeply nourish and help repair dry, brittle hair.
Hurraw! SPF15 Sun Balm - Tangerine & Chamomile
With added SPF, the Hurraw! SPF15 Sun Balm provides soothing moisture in a compact lip balm you can carry everywhere. Thick and creamy, this Vegan formula calms and nourishes dry and chapped lips with Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil and Pomegranate.
Nighttime reparative skin care
Life Basics Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal
Combining the gentle purifying benefits of natural Konjac with absorbent Charcoal, the Life Basics Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal is perfect for buffing away your makeup and any excess grime at the end of the day. Used wet, this gentle sponge deeply cleanses pores to help remove dead skin cells and acne-causing bacteria and refresh dull skin. It's also 100% biodegradable and can last up to three months before needing to be replaced.
The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner
Packed with probiotics, fermented wholefoods and natural fruit acids, the Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner works to exfoliate the complexion and boost collagen production to encourage tighter, more elastic skin. Ideal for mature skin as it is deigned to target skin damage damage, pigmentation and dark spots while replenishing skin with revitalising moisture and stimulating fresh cell turnover. To use, apply to a cotton pad and swipe all over the face, with no need to wash off afterwards!
Lavera Firming Night Cream
The time you spend sleeping is crucial to the health of your skin because it actually repairs itself overnight. A rich and restorative night cream such as the Lavera Firming Night Cream with anti-ageing Karanja oil is the overnight treatment cream in the Lavera Anti-Wrinkle range. Specifically crafted to support cell regeneration it also contains White Tea and Natural Hyaluronic Acid to help smooth wrinkles while we sleep. This stronger version of the Firming Day Cream is rich in protective anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. It fights against the free radicals that lead to wrinkles and age spots and helps to restore elasticity and rejuvenate.
Source: 1Cancer Council Australia.