It’s time to make SPF your BFF, ASAP!
SPF – Your Guide to Sun Protection in New Zealand
Welcome to Sun Protection in New Zealand 101. In this Caci class, we teach you how to be a master of protecting yourself from the harsh New Zealand sun thanks to the powers of SPF, as well as treating the damage already done.
What am I up against and what’s the damage?
Every day we are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. This includes UVA and UVB radiation.
UVA radiation goes deep into the skin causing long-term damage. This leaves you prone to wrinkles, blotchiness, pigmentation, sagging and skin cancer.
UVB radiation is what causes sunburn, hitting the top layer of skin. This also leaves you prone to skin damage, pigmentation and skin cancer.
How can I protect myself?
In New Zealand, UV rays tend to be most damaging to our skin from September to April. However, at Caci we believe a good sunscreen is essential year-round to protect your skin from the damage caused by the sun.
We recommend applying our go-to Skinsmiths Sunscreen with SPF 50+ under your makeup, which is formulated with niacinamide to help fight ageing and environmental damage.
And for a top-up that won’t smudge your makeup, we’d recommend our new Skinsmiths Daily Defence Compact with SPF 50+. It’s the perfect skin-saving top-up solution to leave your makeup intact!
How can I treat the damage already done?
Are you needing to turn back the clock to before those days spent sunbathing whilst quietly *or not so quietly* begging the universe for a golden tan? Us too.
For advanced results, a tailored plan of Photo Rejuvenation or Microneedling treatments teamed with skin rejuvenation treatments such as Microdermabrasion is particularly effective for the treatment of pigmentation and sun damage.
A course of treatments are available as part of our Skin Health Membership Plan, Reformaskin.
Cosmetic injections are also an effective option if your main concern is ageing, lines and wrinkles and sagging accelerated by sun damage.
As for at-home skincare, we love love the Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum. Clinically proven to rapidly reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation in just 1 week!
Looking for more personalised advice? We've got you covered – just book in for your free skin consultation with our expert team.