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Essential summer face care

Essential summer face care

The weather during the Easter weekend has been absolutely beautiful. Last year, the bank holiday was cold, wet and windy. But this year, our raincoats were swapped for ray-bans and we enjoyed ice-cold G&Ts in the Costa-Del-Garden – hurrah! Now, we don’t think twice about coating ourselves in sun cream to protect our skin when on holiday abroad, so why are we so blasé and careless in the sun at home? Hands up if you’ve sat in the garden, tucking in to a mega BBQ, without wearing sun cream…yeah, us too. But it’s really important to protect your skin from the sun and harmful UV rays throughout the entire year, not just when it’s warm and sunny. The two kinds of UV rays that cause skin damage are UVA and UVB. UVB causes painful sunburn and skin reddening, while UVA damages collagen, creates dark spots and causes premature signs of ageing and wrinkles. UVB rays can actually damage your skin all-year-round as the rays bounce off reflective surfaces, such as snow and ice, and can burn the skin – yikes! So, when choosing a moisturiser, it’s really important to invest in one with SPF in to protect your skin from sun damage all-year-round. And, it goes without saying, the higher the SPF, the greater the protection.

Natura Siberica’s Snow Cladonia Day Cream contains SPF-15 and Natura Siberica’s Aralia Mandshurica Day Cream and Rhodiola Rosea Day Cream contain SPF-20. They’re rich, nourishing and protect your skin from harmful sun damage. And, because of their light-weight texture, they sit perfectly beneath your make-up.

Snow Cladonia Day Cream - £11.95

Snow Cladonia extract contains Usnic Acid, which actively restores skin cells and slows down the ageing process. Natural Vitalayer® gives skin a smoother texture and improved elasticity by boosting the production of Hyaluronic Acid, which deeply moisturises the skin and reduces wrinkles. Anti-ageing SYN®-AKE and SYN®-COLL regenerate skin cells and stimulate collagen synthesis. Wild-harvested Siberian ashberry extract and organic wheat oil soothe and heal the skin. SPF-15 protects skin from harmful UV rays and prevents moisture loss.

Aralia Mandshurica Day Cream - £8.50

Adaptogenic Aralia Mandshurica rejuvenates and strengthens dry, sagging skin. It restores elasticity and smooths out wrinkles for a beautiful, flawless complexion. Natural Vitalayer® gives skin a smoother texture and improved elasticity by boosting the production of Hyaluronic Acid, which deeply moisturises the skin and reduces wrinkles. SPF-20 protects the skin from harmful UV rays and prevents moisture loss.

Rhodiola Rosea Day Cream - £8.50

Rhodiola Rosea, commonly known as Siberian Golden Root, is famous for its fantastic adaptogenic properties. It effectively protects skin from environmental impacts, making it supple and soft. Natural bisabolol enhances the appearance of dry and sensitive skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness, while Vitalayer improves the skin’s barriers and deeply hydrates skin. Syn-Coll increases the natural production of collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Extracts of wild-harvested Aquilegia Sibirica and organic chamomile soothe and calm sensitive skin. SPF-20 protects skin from dehydration and sun spots.

But it’s worth remembering that if the temperature is super-hot, it’s a good idea to use a sun cream with a higher SPF to give your skin maximum protection against sun damage.