If you only use one product on your skin (after cleansing, you can’t go without cleansing) make it a great SPF. Sun protection really is the key to healthy looking skin. It prevents pigmentation and uneven skin tone, which is far more ageing than wrinkles will ever be. And on that note, you are less likely to develop deep lines and wrinkles, if you protect your skin every day from UV damage. Add blue light from screens and our skin is under attack all day whether you are out in the elements or sitting at home or in your office.
The key to remembering to use an SPF sunscreen every day is finding one you enjoy using. One that takes little time to apply and is multi-tasking. You wouldn’t start the day without cleaning your teeth, so don’t start it without first applying UV protection. Think of it this way; forget about the weather. You need SPF protection whatever the weather and you need it inside if you are looking at screens. Computers, tablets and mobile phones all emit blue light which degrades the skin causing the same effect long term, as the sun.
As I said, find an SPF that you love using and you won’t forget. ARK Skincare is a brand that I have been exploring recently and I am so impressed with it. ARK Skincare split their skincare into three intelligent ranges suitable for skin at different ages. Age Protect for teens and 20s, Age Defend for when you’re in your 30s and 40s, and Age Defy for those of us over 50. They also have an essentials range which is suitable for all.
ARK Skincare Skin Protector SPF30 Primer is a lightweight multi-tasker which is your sunscreen, makeup primer and moisturiser all in one. Not only does the Skin Protector keep the skin hydrated with a luminous glow, it helps to prevent damage from UV rays and its active antioxidant system also protects from pollutants. It’s mineral and vitamin formulation that includes hyaluronic acid that nourishes the skin while protecting it from free radicals.
Once you have used the Skin Protector SPF30 Primer, there’s no going back. Skin has a healthy glow, makeup glides on effortlessly and the effect lasts all day. I would recommend topping up your SPF during the day if you are out in strong sunlight. Already a multi-award winning product, this primer is loved by beauty editors and customers alike judging by the 5 star reviews on the ARK Skincare website.
The product used for this review was supplied as a sample from Ark Skincare