Our motto “SPF is your BFF” is for a very good reason.
Although as Australians we absolutely love the sun and can’t wait for our beautiful summers, the sun’s rays do cause irreparable damage to our skin that can be very expensive to manage. SPF (sunscreen) is your saviour against the sun as it helps to protect your skin from so many sun-induced factors including: skin cancers, sunburn, thickened skin, premature ageing, dry skin, sun spots and pigmentation and the list goes on.
At The Aesthetic Lounge we have many restorative treatments and skincare products that can, not only prevent sun damage but also treat your sun ravaged complexion. However, prevention is always your best bet, as it’s easier and cheaper than treatment and not all forms of sun damage can be completely removed with treatment.
Prevention Is Key.
SPF is a must-have in your daily skincare routine, all year round. It will prevent you from suffering the effects of sun damaged skin even after your sunkissed glow has faded. Believe it or not, on an overcast or gloomy day, up to 80% of the sun’s radiation can pass through the clouds and impact your skin. Applying your SPF daily and reapplying it throughout the day is going to protect your skin from all the damage sun exposure can have on your skin over the years.
Unprotected sun exposure can lead to photo-damaged skin cells which over time will appear as aged, pigmented and thickened skin. What was once a beautiful healthy tan will over time turn into leathery, saggy and sunspot covered skin. By using sunscreen while your skin is healthy you will help to prevent sun damage from rearing its ugly head as you age.
The damage may start out slow and appear as fine lines and small sun spots, or even as a ”healthy tan” and some freckles, but that thickened leathery skin is where you can end up if you don’t take care of your skin early on and continually.
When we think of sunscreen we usually think of the thick, greasy, white sun creams that we use on our body, but this is definitely not the texture we want on our face!
Luckily, not all sunscreens are the same. To find out more about sunscreens, download our Ebook: “The 5 Answers to Pigment-Free Skin”.
At The Aesthetic Lounge we have cosmeceutical sunscreen products that are designed specifically for facial skin and glide on to feel light weight just like your moisturiser, so that you don’t feel greasy. Our SPF will fit into your daily skincare ritual just as well as our other life changing products, and work to keep your skin healthy, youthful and vibrant for years to come.
Another way to incorporate SPF into your daily routine is by using our Jane Iredale pure mineral makeup. Our mineral makeup will give you full, natural coverage while offering you up to a sun protection factor of 20. Our Jane Iredale dream tint is great for a smooth, dewy look while our pressed powder will give you that flawless, airbrushed effect.
In case you didn’t know, at The Aesthetic Lounge skin is our obsession.
Lana and Yasmine hand-pick and personally trial every, single, product they recommend (yes it’s really hard work for them #bestjobever).
They make sure their skincare is always: cruelty free, not tested on animals, no nasties, SLS and paraben free, cosmeceutical grade (that’s shop talk for super active and actually does what it says), packed full of skin loving ingredients, no artificial colours or fragrances with only natural colours and essential oils.