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Elave Sun Anti-Ageing Skincare Tips

June 23, 2022 2 min read

Elave Sun Anti-Ageing Skincare Tips

Take a read of our quick-fire anti-ageing skincare tips


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  • 90% of photoaging - lines, wrinkles and brown spots - are caused by UV rays
  • Tanned skin is damaged skin. Delicate, freckly Type I and Type II Irish skin is at highest risk of damage
  • Cosmetic treatments can help improve skin appearance, but cannot repair sun damage
  • Tanning beds also cause your skin to age prematurely, making it look coarse, leathery and wrinkled
  • A high SPF sunscreen – at least 30 or higher, like Elave Sun SPF50+ – offers the best protection
  • Understand SPF. If you usually burn in, say, 10 minutes without sunscreen, Factor 30 will give you 10 x 30 minutes protection
  • Use a ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreen to protect against deeper, ageing dermal damage as well as sunburn
  • Wear sunscreen or a moisturiser containing SPF, like Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45, all year round
  • Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you go out, to let it sink into your skin.  A pea-sized dollop for your face; a shot glass full for your body.
  • Use a sunscreen, like Elave Sun SPF30, which is kind to delicate skin and will help you get a glow, not a rash!
  • Oily sunscreens can trigger sensitive skin or block pores – look for one which is non-comedogenic (non-oily)
  • Avoid the ‘ghost’ look with sunscreen containing invisible zinc. Zinc is known for its healing, rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory properties
  • There is no such thing as a ‘waterproof’ sunscreen – but do look for one that is ‘water resistant’
  • SPF makeup and SPF face misters do not offer adequate protection against sun damage. You must also use a sunscreen
  • Aftersun moisturisers like Elave Aftersuncontain soothing botanicals and
    antioxidant vitamins B, C and E to protect against damage by free radicals
  • Blue light from your laptop or mobile phone can also cause photoaging, so sunscreen in front of the screen is also essential


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