SPF - Your Best Friend

Nadine Holloway

It's not sexy - it's not glamorous - but it's the most important thing you can do for your skin - EVER!!  What can it be?


R - Reflect
A - Absorb
D - Defend
  • Why would you invest time and money looking after your skin - but leave out the most basic step.
  • RAD protects against UVA rays (A) for Aging, UVB rays (B) for Burning .
  • Environ firmly believes that a Tan is a scar - it's your bodies way of coping with an injury - in this case Sunlight.
We're often asked - but why does it have a rating of SPF 15?  

The easiest way to explain it is this - An SPF of 15 absorbs 93.3% of UVB rays, an SPF of 30 absorbs 96.7% of UVB rays and an SPF of 50 absorbs 98% of UVB rays.

Dr. Des Fernandes - the founder of Environ, believes that the amount of chemicals which you have to add to bring the SPF rating up to 30 or 50,  in itself causes issues. 

These chemicals  absorb the rays and in doing so become free radicals and can be absorbed by the skin - which is exactly what you are trying to avoid.

RAD also contains the anti-oxidants Vitamin C, E and Betacarotene,  which offer protection against the free radicals produced when the  chemicals in RAD absorb the UV rays.

So  what should you do??
  • Use a moisturiser containing Vitamin A and anti-oxidants  as they are natural sunscreens.
  • Apply RAD after your AVST every morning and re-apply every 1.5 - 2 hours when in the sun
  • RAD can be worn under make-up
  • Try and avoid the mid-day sun - no SPF can protect completely against all the harmful rays
  • Make sure if you are relying on your make-up for sun protection that it is protecting against UVA and UVB rays
  • Although we're not blessed with year round sun - most of us still spend a sizable part of our day in front of computer/mobile/tablet screens - the blue light is also aging. The Vitamin C and E in RAD helps protect your skin.
Please bear in mind that when sun damage becomes visible, it wasn't last years holiday that caused it - it will have been damage caused before you were 18 and then there has been cumulative damage in the years since.

It is never too late to start being SPF smart. Although sun damage is very difficult to treat , you can do your best to prevent it becoming worse
If you would like any more information, please get in touch.  We stock RAD all year round in our clinic and online shop - and yes - we never leave home without it

Take care

Nadine x

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