Most of us are now aware enough to apply sunscreen when we head out of the home during the summer months. But did you know that even when the skies are grey and there’s not a peep from the sun, you still need your sunscreen? Because when we wear sunscreen we are not protecting out skin just from the sun’s heat but the radiation – the very scary UV rays. The UV rays made up of UVA and UVB radiation is the biggest known culprit that causes skin cancer. With the thinning of the ozone layer over the earth and global warming, the rays have become more harmful than ever.
Skincare experts and doctors are today advising on wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen which provides both physical and chemical barrier against the harmful rays. That is where Helioplex technology comes into play. Neutrogena, one of the leading skincare brands globally has a range of sunscreens based on this skin protection technology.
Helioplex is a broad spectrum sunscreen which uses a combination of popular physical and chemical sunblocks to give the skin an all round protection from UVA and UVB rays. In this technology Avobenzone, a very well-known UVA blocker which is also very unstable has been stabilised using another blocker Oxybenzone, and a non-UV filter chemical active called DEHN.
As a result of this blend, the sunscreens with Helioplex technology delivers stronger, longer, and more stable skin protection against not just UVB rays but also the more harmful UVA rays. So you can prevent signs of premature aging including uneven skin tone, fine lines, excessive dryness, and pigmentation. Just remember to wear your sunscreen at least 20 minutes before stepping out into the sun, reapplying after washing your face, swimming or excessive sweating. Look for a sunscreen with minimum of SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 25 to keep your skin sun safe.