With summer in full swing, protecting your skin from the sun should be priority number one. That said, don’t forget about hydration - keeping your skin moisturised is just as important for keeping the visible signs of ageing at bay. If you aren’t sure whether to apply your sunscreen or moisturiser first, Eminence Organics has you covered, here’s our guide to working both products into your summer skin care routine.

WHICH COMES FIRST - SUNSCREEN OR MOISTURISER?

When it comes to layering products, we recommend applying your favourite Eminence Organics sun care products as the last step in your summer skin care routine, after the application of your favourite serum, oil and moisturiser. Applying sunscreen on top of your other products will provide not only a protective SPF barrier, but will also seal in moisture, keeping your skin soft, supple and hydrated. An added bonus: Eminence Organics sun care products are packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients and actives!

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUNSCREEN

Both UVA and UVB rays play a key role in accelerating the visible signs of ageing, including the development of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and dark spots. Skipping sunscreen not only contributes to premature ageing, but also puts you at risk of developing skin cancer.

Dermatologists recommend sunscreen as the most important element of any skin care routine. In addition to SPF protection, they advise staying out of the sun during its peak hours (10am - 2pm) and wearing hats, sunglasses and clothing that protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.

HOW TO USE SUNSCREEN CORRECTLY

A surprising 9 out of 10 people apply sunscreen incorrectly, with only 25% getting complete coverage before stepping outside. If you plan to spend a day in the sun, we recommend applying one teaspoon of sunscreen to your face and approximately one ounce to coat your entire body.  Dr. Darrell Rigel reminds Good Housekeeping of the areas most commonly missed in sunscreen application, including “around the eyes, the tip of the nose, the tops of the feet, the lips and near the hairline and scalp.”

MULTITASK WITH YOUR FAVOURITE EMINENCE ORGANICS SPF MOISTURISER

Keep your summer skin care routine simple by swapping out your regular moisturiser for a sunscreen moisturiser with SPF protection. Eminence Organics President Boldijarre Koronczay says: “There are some fantastic day creams that contain SPF and are a good two for one option.” His favourites include Eminence Organics Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF32 and Redcurrant Protective Moisturiser SPF30.  If uneven skin tone is a concern, try Eminence Organics Bright Skin Moisturiser SPF30, which includes a Natural Hydroquinone Alternative to lighten the look of dark spots on your complexion.

DON'T FORGET TO PROTECT YOUR LIPS

Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF15. This hydrating lip balm stick defends lips against harmful UV exposure, while soothing rosehip oil relieves dryness for a perfectly protected pout.