There has been an explosion in sales of sunscreens with a high SPF, such as factor 50, which people assume will keep them safer from the damaging effects of the sun than products with a lower SPF. What’s not as widely known, however, is that products with a high SPF…
Expose the skin to a greater amount of chemicals,
but offer only slightly more UVB protection (SPF 15 93% vs. SPF 30 98%)
That’s a trade-off most people aren’t willing to make once they understand it. In this post, we take a closer look at SPF and give you the facts you need to make the right choice for your skin this summer.
What is SPF?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and measures how well a sunscreen protects the skin from UVB rays, but sunshine is actually made up of three distinct light rays:
- · UVA (ultraviolet-A) rays are a longer wavelength of sunlight. UVA penetrates deeper into the skin than UVB, where it increases collagenase, and will cause immediate suntan, not sunburn. UVA also generates free radicals in living skin, which contribute to skin damage, wrinkling, and pre-mature ageing as this collagenase is the primary factor in deteriorating the collagen of your dermis .
Unlike less powerful UVB rays, UVA passes right through clouds and glass, and it is essentially at the same strength 365 days a year. The SPF of a sunscreen doesn’t measure how much UVA protection it offers.
- · UVB rays cause sunburn and damage the skin, and can contribute to melanoma (skin cancer).
- · UVC rays are of no concern. They do not penetrate the ozone layer and thus do not reach our skin.
dermaviduals sunscreen SPF15 and 30 offers broad-spectrum sunscreen protection, which means it guards against the damage caused by both UVA and UVB rays.
dermaviduals sunscreen feels wonderful on your skin for daily use. Due to the DMS base cream the dermaviduals sun cream can be used on
- ¨ Problem skin
- ¨ Acne
- ¨ Rosacea
- ¨ Reactive and even the most sensitive skins
It is the Sun cream, youR skin would ask for .
NOTE : Of course, an SPF 30 should be applied for activities that involve swimming, sailing and snow due to the refection of light.
Do not get caught out on cloudy or windy days in the high summer months, sun rays can still burn through cloud.
Do not rely solely on an SPF as if you skin is exposed to, too much UV Rays no matter how much SPF you have on you can still burn.
Wear a hat ,cover your shoulders do not forget your feet, stay in the shade before you go pink
BE SUN SAFE. NOT SUN SORRY.
The Probiotic For the Skin
The Microbime System of the Skin.
The term skin flora (also commonly referred to as skin microbiome) refers to the microorganisms which reside on the skin; typically, human skin.
Many of them are bacteria of which there are around 1000 species upon human skin ,most are found in the superficial layers of the epidermis and the upper parts of the hair follicles.
Skin flora is usually non-pathogenic, and either commensal (are not harmful to their host) or mutualistic (offer a benefit). The benefits bacteria can offer include preventing transient pathogenic organisms from colonizing the skin surface, either by competing for nutrients, secreting chemicals against them, or stimulating the skin’s immune system.
It’s well documented that bacteria play an important role skin’s overall health. Research has shown that good bacteria in and on our body could have a positive impact on skin disorders such as acne rosacea, reactive skins, eczema as well as aging. Microbes have an important role to play when it comes to inflammatory skin diseases. Healthy bacteria not only keep harmful bacteria in check, but also help the skin’s immune system function optimally.
There are many things we do every day that upset the microbial balance in the skin
• over treating the skin
• over cleansing
• daily application of antibacterial substances has led to the adaptive immune system failing Continue reading
Power of Phosphatidylcholine
- A phospholipid called phosphatidylcholine (PC). Given its role in cellular functioning, it’s no exaggeration to say that without the presence of phosphatidylcholine, life as we know it could not exist. In fact, research shows that ingesting high concentrations of quality PC provides enormous health benefits in terms liver, cardiovascular, kidney, lung, gastrointestinal (GI), neurologic, and skin function.
Phosphatidylcholine (INCI Lecithin) is usually the most abundant phospholipid in animals and plants, often amounting to almost 50% of the total, and as such it is obviously a key building block of membrane bilayers
Mother Nature as model
- Phosphatidylcholine shows many effects on and in the skin. Further it is able to transport cosmetic and dermatological actives into the skin and to distribute them well in the horny layer.
- Effects on and in the skin
- Smoothing of the skin
- Increase of skin humidity
- Skin protection
- Prevention of cornification and barrier disorders
- Conditioning of skin and hair
- Support of skin regeneration and Anti Ageing
OM Reduces Essential Fatty Acid Deficiencies. Fatty acids (lipids) make up all cell membranes, including skin cells. Healthy skin cells work in synergy to build a strong skin barrier. OM aids in the prevention and correction of skin barrier and cornification disorders and also lowers the rate of trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), keeping your skin healthy and beautifully soft.
OM Anti-Oxidant Protection OM is free of water (so no bacteria can live in it) and is made up of a composition of vegetable oils, barrier substances (including Shea Butter), Evening Primrose Oil and Urea. Fatty acids from vegetable oil are responsible for the silky soft texture of Oleogel N, as well as excellent oxidative stability and anti-oxidant protection.
It Creates Healthy Skin The skin’s ageing process is characterised by the skin’s irregular desquamation and loss of corneocyte compaction, which leads to rough skin. Urea provides humectant properties in OM (natural humectants deplete with age), allowing it to heal dry and flakiness, keeping your skin soft and supple. Not only does urea provide moisture, it is also a natural exfoliant. Combined with lactic acid in the skin, urea works to remove hyperkeratinisation improving cellular turnover and in turn improving the corneocyte compaction of the skin.
OM Has Incredible Healing Properties OM contains Evening Primrose Oil, which has one of the highest concentrations of Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA). This is largely responsible for the healing properties of Oleogel N. GLA’s have been proven to reduce the symptoms of eczema by relieving inflammation, itching and flaking. In addition to this, GLA’s help to reduce acne by diluting sebum and therefore reducing the risk of pores becoming clogged. Furthermore, they help to treat rosacea by reducing inflammation and by producing prostaglandins, which stimulate the contraction of blood vessels.
5. It’s a Multi-Tasking Marvel
Not only does OM do everything we just talked about, you can use it on your enitre body. It’s fantastic for nails, hands and feet during at-home manis and pedis. It can be used as an intensive treatment for dry elbows and knees. This beauty can also soothe barrier disorders on the scalp.
Love your skin with the correct skincare
Get the correct Skincare for you.
Getting the correct skin care is not that easy, even as a skin educator, I cannot always know what the correct product to use on a skin are ,until I get to know the skin.
The skin is unlike any of our other organs.
- It gets exposed to different environmental changes every day.
- We touch it, clean it ( not always correctly ) pick it and poke at it.
- Most of the time we do not treat our skin the way it would like to be treated.
- It will have a pre dis potions due to our DNA .
This equates to no two skins are the same, so how we look after a skin can not be a one size fits all .
We also have to take in to account our predisposed conditions from our parents. Some of these predisposed conditions may not show themselves till you reach puberty or later in life. As you can see there are many variables as to what your skin may need.
Purchasing a skin care product over the counter will not change or improve your skin. (Sorry the truth can hurt)
To get the correct skin care we will need a full skin history of your skin , your family history and all your work, play lifestyle habits will be considered.
With this information we will work with you to make sure you are seeing a change in your skin.
We will alter you products depending on the weather, you life style and all the other variables that can affec skin .
Our Pigmentation Actives by dermaviduals
Complexion Skincare Liposome Plus. The active ingredient is tranexamic that has a lightening effect on the pigmentation without harming the skin’s surface. It also has an effect on inhibiting the tryosinase thus will slow down the production of melanin. Vitamin B3 encourages even skin tone and texture whilst improving elasticity at the same time. Niacinamide enhances the function of the skin barrier by increasing ceramide and free fatty acid levels.
Liposome Concentrate Plus azelaic acid inhibits melanin synthesis and is effective against hyper pigmentation and melisma
Whitening Concentrate: extracts inhibit tryosinase and the formation of melanin. Liposomal encapsulation increases its efficacy and is suitable for long term use.
Vitamin A: supports collagen formation and promotes the regeneration of the skin. Recommended for the treatment of prematurely aged skin affected by UV damage.
Vitamin C: free esters of the Vitamin C are released by enzymes and support the formation of collagen. Recommended for use before and after laser treatments to prevent the formation of melanin deposit.
Corneotherapy and Pigmentation Repairing the skin barrier. It is very important to restore the skin barrier function and in doing so, repairing the bilayers of the stratum corneum before commencing any treatment protocol for pigmentation. This procedure of bringing the skin into homeostasis has become known as corneotherapy and uses base creams with a structure similar to the bilayers of the skin. Appropriate moisturising substances are amino acids, which are also contained in the NMF (natural moisturising factors) of the skin. Corneotherapy is the perfect precondition to support the healing process in the deeper layers of the skin. In this regard, the well- known dermatologist professor A. Kligman has coined the term ‘outside-in’ therapy, to which dermaviduals subscribes. Disorders of the barrier function are caused by intense UV radiation. Imagine a car parked in an outside car park all day in summer-the same scorching heat on the car is also evident on the skin. Hence protection is vital.
Permanent protection. Protect photo-damaged skin in the long run in order to avoid accumulated damage. This does not necessarily mean permanent use of sunscreen. The skin requires a small amount of UV light to produce vitamin D3. However, it is very important that the cells are safely protected. The unique dermaviduals delivery system enables this to occur. Phosphatidylcholine has proved successful as mentioned above in bringing an element of natural sun protection. Combinations with amino acids (Natural Moisturising Factor) with the potential to scavenge reactive oxygen-containing radicals and peroxides, and CM Glucan which is a natural polysaccharide derived with DNA protective function, do not strain the skin and are free of allergenic and irritating substances. Utilising these ingredients in base creams will provide a level of cellular protection against UV damage, and a sunscreen should be applied for UVA and UVB protection.
Vitamin C with a double function. The skin elasticity is impaired by UV radiation as well as by IR radiation activated collagenases and metalloproteinase. Liposomal Vitamin C derivatives may activate the collagen forming enzymes by permeating the vitamin C derivatives into the skin where they are hydrolyzed by enzyme reactions. In this regard applied vitamin C has a lightening effect so the skin produces less melanin to protect against UV radiation. Thus Vitamin C liposomes may also be used in case of hyper pigmentation. Similar effects have liposomal encapsulated vegetable extract of mallow, mint, cowslip, lady’s mantle, veronica, balm and yarrow that are utilised in dermaviduals whitening serum. These plants are reported to inhibit tyrosinase which is responsible for melanin synthesis. As tyrosinase inhibitors may only be used on a preventative base, already formed pigmentation takes some time to show a lightening effect. Peelings may increase the effects as they remove part of the already formed melanin; however caution needs to be taken with the nature of the peel as these in itself are often a contributing factor.
Skin care concepts. In addition to the protection against further sun damaged, it is important to focus on long term care for pigmented skin. Experience shows that in addition to the above mentioned corneotherapeutic measure the application of liposomes and nanoparticles proves successful as they repair skin problems which are induced by disorders of the ceramide group. They interfere with the ceramide sphingomyelin balance, reactivate the exchange of substances between the different skin layers and catalyse the natural regenerative potential of skin.
For further reading:
1. Dr Hans. Lautenschlaeger, various publications beauty forum & cosmetic medicine
Why you will Love the New Customised Foundations.
We know you like that dermaviduals is free from the nasties that hinder skin correction, such as fragrances, preservatives, emulsifiers, silicones, amines and mineral oils.
We know that you don’t like to be misled by marketing hype, so we never try to fool you or make promises we can’t keep.
We know you don’t like how frustrating it can be trying to find the perfect foundation that truly matches your skin tone and colour.
Introducing the dermaviduals deco range – mineral makeup we know you will LOVE.
You will love it because it is the Answer to any women’s dreams a customised foundation for their skin tone and their skin concerns. The dermaviduals deco range, like our skincare range, has NO nasties, unlike other makeup brands. Makes sense, right?
You will love it because you blend the custom foundation in front of your client. You can make sure it is their exact colour match before sealing the bespoke foundation. No more guessing or compromising.
You will love it because the range is simple, yet it has everything you need:
How it works.
You will have a white base,
that you will mix the different pigments into,to make the white base in to a foundation for the tone of your clients skin. Bespoke Foundations.
Your pigments are .
You will measure out the amounts needed to get the correct colour.
If you would be interested in this range please do let us know .
Vitamin A can repair skin damage from sun exposure and has been classed as an SPF 20. It is important to care for the skin pre-exposure and post-exposure.
Coenzyme Q10 will help prevent and protect sun damage and will give back what the sun has taken out
Vitamin E is a free radical scavenger and can protect cell membranes from light-induced damage. Topical application of these antioxidants to the skin has been shown to reduce acute and chronic photodamage. Topically applied it has been seen to effectively reduce skin roughness, increase the hydration of the skin and it can also reduce the harmful collagen-destroying enzyme collagenase, which unfortunately increases in aging skin.Vitamin E is also a natural emollient.
CM-Glucan protects skin cells against the depletion of antioxidant molecules upon UV-A irradiation and promotes the growth of keratinocytes. CM-glucan offered substantial protection against skin damage caused UV-A irradiation. In addition, CM-Glucan enhances the renewal rate of the Stratum Corneum.
Green Tea is commonly used as a home remedy for sunburn. The Chinese recommend applying cooled green tea to the skin to soothe sunburn. Green Tea helps prevent and repair skin damage and may even help prevent chemical- and radiation- induced skin cancers
Aloe Vera – the little power house Aloe Vera will reduce inflammation. Ingredients Vitamins A, C, E and B12 will restore the skin after UV exposure
Evening Primrose has a high GLA content that promotes healthy skin and skin repair. It soothes skin problems and inflammation, making it a good choice after sun exposure. Evening primrose skin oil discourages dry skin and premature aging of the skin