21 Sep Save Your Skin with My UV Patch from La Roche-Posay
The warmer season is upon us and with that comes the risk of sun damage. For years, summer has become synonymous with a competition over who can get a deeper and darker tan and despite the extensive research, we continue to put ourselves at risk. Surveys show that 59% of women know that they should be wearing sunscreen regularly, yet only 30% of them do.
Sun exposure carries all sorts of risks that range from photo-ageing, moles, sunspots, blemishes, wrinkles and cancer, which is why it’s so important to make it a habit of using suncare every day and not only when you’re at the beach or out and about. Remember that the sun’s rays are at its strongest between 10am-4pm, so you should try limiting your time in the sun during these hours.
La Roche-Posay is at the forefront of skincare innovations and offers an extensive range of dermatologist-recommended suncare that is suitable for the whole family. To support their passion to practice safe suncare, La Roche-Posay has introduced a new innovation that is sure to revolutionize our approach to suncare.
In October, La Roche-Posay will bring you their exciting launch called My UV Patch, which aims to change bad sun habits. The patch is the first flexible, water-resistant and connectable UV sensor that is designed to measure sun exposure.
My UV Patch works by using UV sensitive dyes that change colour when exposed to UV radiation and is designed to be used in conjunction with the My UV Patch app. You simply scan the patch using the app, which analyses the varying dye-squares to determine your UV exposure. The app shares essential suncare information like what behaviours you should adopt and what sort of suncare you require, by using an algorithm that factors in your personal data – phototype, skin type, location and weather.
You can get your own #MyUVPatch free with the purchase of any
La Roche-Posay Anthelios product through Dermastore or Skinmiles and selected DisChem pharmacies from the 1st of October, while stocks last.
La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios product range is easily one of the most extensive suncare ranges that I have ever come across, promising a product to see to all of your suncare needs. Over the last month, I have trialled several of their products and thought that I’d share just 3 that I think you should definitely pick up!
Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Spray
The Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Spray from La Roche-Posay is the sort of product that you always have in your beach bag (and nappy bag). It is ideal for the whole family and is especially convenient for busybodies, like my toddler son, as you can spray and go. The product is safe to use on your body and face and even boasts a water-resistant formula. Anthelios XL Spray provides SPF 50+ protection against UVA and UVB rays, using patented filtering technology called Mexoplex and has been combined with their top-selling Thermal Spring Water, which works to soothe and refresh your skin (great in the heat of summer!). All in all, it is a handy product to have, especially great for impromptu beach visits, or when you’ve forgotten to put cream on the kids before going out on a playdate.
Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Sensitive Areas Stick
Though small, the Anthelios XL Sensitive Areas Stick is a great addition to your handbag and is suitable for all skin types. I, like most people, am prone to burning on my face especially around my nose and forehead. Although I do try to practice safe sun habits, some days I may forget to put on sunscreen, or perhaps I feel like I need some extra care especially during peak hours spent in the sun. Having the Anthelios stick in my handbag is really convenient for those days when I didn’t really expect to be out, but instead find myself lazing in the sun, at a local coffee shop. My son also seems to prefer this product for applying sunscreen to his face, versus a spray or cream format.
Anthelios XL SPF 50+ BB Tinted Cream Comfort
For moms who favour products that offer several benefits, the Anthelios XL SPF 50+ BB Tinted Cream Comfort is perfect for you. Not only is the formula super hydrating, but it provides a light tint to cover blemishes and uneven skin-tone, and gently soothes the skin, while providing SPF 50+ suncare. The packaging is also great with an easy to use pump. Hygienic, convenient and offers multiple benefits; this is at the top of my summer beauty essentials.
Suncare goes further than just slapping on some sunscreen. Skin cancer is more common than all other cancers combined but armed with the right knowledge and tools, every one of us has the power to fight skin cancer.
So, here’s a cute video sharing some tips on how to save your skin by checking for signs of skin cancer.