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Great skin starts with the basics: SPF & Moisturiser

10.01.2022



Skincare has the ability to transform skin, and target all sorts of concerns, but if you don't ace your basics (SPF & Moisturiser) you're not going to get anywhere!  Week 2 of New Skin Resolutions is all about getting the basics right. 



Why do you need SPF? 


Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen should be a daily habit, an essential step in your morning skincare routine. Not only does it shield you from damaging UVA and UVB, those nasty rays responsible for premature ageing and the dreaded sunburn, sunscreen also protects you from skin cancer. Pretty important when you consider Australia has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world.





Is SPF really that important? 


In a word – yes. Think of it like brushing your teeth. Applying a broad spectrum sunscreen should be a daily habit, an essential step in your morning skincare routine. Not only does it shield you from damaging UVA and UVB, those nasty rays responsible for premature ageing and the dreaded sunburn, sunscreen also protects you from skin cancer. Pretty important when you consider Australia has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. The only exception to the sunscreen rule is babies under 6 months who should be protected with clothing, hats and shade instead. After 6 months a gentle children’s sunscreen is recommended for the little ones and their sensitive skin. 





Dermatologist Dr. Stephen Donoghue explains what the sun is doing to our skin




Should I wear sunscreen every day? 


You probably know by now that sunscreen protects your skin from sunburn, skin cancer and premature ageing. What you may not know is that sunscreen is not just for long stretches spent outdoors at the beach or in the garden. Sunscreen is actually a must-have for every day to protect you from the incidental sun exposure you didn’t even notice. Anything from your walk to the car to hanging out the washing is prime time for a little sun damage to sneak in. Most surprising of all? Time spent indoors. Shockingly, UVA rays can penetrate though glass, so all that time working from home lately could also be damaging your skin.



What are Chemical and Physical sunscreens? 


Chemical Sunscreens No doubt you are already familiar with chemical sunscreens. Picture the majority of sunscreens available in the Australian market. Lighter in consistency, these formulas penetrate the skin and absorb UV rays, converting them into heat before releasing them from the body. Perfect for everyday use, chemical sunscreens are ideal under makeup, offering good UV protection without the greasy feel or dreaded white residue. Generally suited to most skin types, their UV filters may cause breakouts and allergic reactions in sensitive skin, so chemical sunscreens aren't necessarily for everyone.


Physical Sunscreens Ever used zinc cream? That opaque white or brightly coloured sunscreen often seen at the beach or cricket is actually a form of physical sunscreen. Unlike chemical sunscreens, a physical sunscreen sits on the surface of the skin, using active minerals such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to reflect and scatter UV rays. Thicker and greasier in consistency, physical sunscreens make it easy to see if you’ve missed a spot. They are suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive, and are ideal for children. The downside here is they can wash or sweat off easily, so need to be reapplied regularly. 




Why do you need Moisturiser? 


It's a fact that even the oiliest of skins need a good moisturiser. Moisturisers deliver hydrating and nourishing ingredients to maintain a supple complexion, and maintain the skin’s natural barrier for protection against environmental contaminants. Skin that is properly hydrated looks and feels healthier and with visibly reduced lines and wrinkles. 






What's your SPF & Moisturiser combo? 


Oily & acne prone:


 -La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Dry Touch Tinted SPF


 - La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat  




Dry & Dehydrated: 


-Aspect Sun Hydration Face


 -PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator




Sensitive: 


-Colorescience Total Protection Faceshield


- La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive  




Ageing:


 -Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Nourishing Anti-Ageing Face Oil  


-Aspect Dr Resveratrol




 Normal: 


-Aspect Sun Envirostat Face


 -Scott + Sullivan The Moisturiser



Where does SPF & Moisturiser fit in your routine? 


It's important you apply your moisturiser & SPF in the correct order along with your other skincare products to see each products full results: 




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Resveratrol Moisturising Cream 50g

Aspect Dr Resveratrol Moisturising Cream contains pure Grape Skin Extracts and Peptides to nourish the skin and restore moisture content. Packed with Antioxidants

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Hydrating Face SPF 50 75ml

Aspect Sun Hydrating Face is a hydrating sunscreen providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 50+. Australian owned and made, Aspect Sun Hydrating Face SPF50 is specially formulated to withstand our harsh climate, providing a blend of Antioxidants and UV...

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Envirostat Face SPF 50 75ml

Aspect Sun Envirostat Face SPF50 is a very high protection, water resistant sunscreen lotion which has been specially developed in Australia to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 50+ protection.

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Envirostat Face SPF 50 75ml

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Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30

Colorescience Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30 is a lightweight, oil-free primer designed to even skin texture and protect against the daily elements. A physical sunscreen, with 12% Zinc Oxide and powerful Antioxidants, Colorescience Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30

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Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30

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The Moisturiser 50g

Developed by The Clinic's co-directors Kaye Scott and Lisa Sullivan-Smith after 15 years of treating a range of skin conditions, this luxurious cult product is a rich, hydrating, fast-absorbing moisturiser for all skin types (except the really oily).

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The Moisturiser 50g

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Mesoprotech Mineral Matt Antiaging Fluid 50+ 50ml

Light antiaging emulsion offering very high factor sunscreen protection SPF 50+ for sensitive, combination and oily skins, that provides a powdered finish on the skin and absorbs excess oiliness and shine - making it suitable for greasy and acne-prone skins....

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Mesoprotech Mineral Matt Antiaging Fluid 50+ 50ml

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Toleriane Sensitive 40ml

Toleriane Sensitive Riche facial cream is a soothing protective cream - a hydrating prebiotic moisturiser for sensitive, dry skin prone to irritation. It helps to hydrate, protect and soothe skin. Toleriane Riche soothing protective skincare lotion is suitable even for...

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Toleriane Sensitive 40ml

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Collagen Hydrator 1.7oz

This rich, creamy emollient moisturiser contains a blend of humectants and Shea butter for softer, plumper looking skin with maximum hydration in patients with dry and mature skin. It alleviates skin dryness and provides excellent antioxidant benefits. PCA Skin Collagen...

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Anthelios XL Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ 50ML

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ is a lightweight facial sunscreen that provides the highest UVA and UVB protection with broad spectrum SPF50+ coverage. The unique La Roche-Posay formula contains Thermal Spring Water, Mexoplex®, a new generation...

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Anthelios XL Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ 50ML

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Effaclar Mat 40ml

Effaclar Mat Anti-Acne Moisturiser is an oil-regulating mat cream moisturiser, designed to visibly reduce the size of pores and skin oiliness, while providing a matte finish. The Effaclar mattifying moisturiser is a mat daily moisturiser for oily skin, with a formula...

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Effaclar Mat 40ml

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