The Indian Summer is on the way…

Its getting hotter here in Mumbai by the day – so its super important to be sun smart and look after your skin. Regularly using SPF is vital to protect against those harmful UV rays which have a major ageing effect & cause us damaging pigmentation.

There is plenty you can do to keep your skin looking young and fresh starting with using SPF throughout the year. If you’ve ever wondered what the SPF number on your sunscreen bottle means, it stands for Sun Protection Factor. These SPF ratings start at 2 and can reach as high as 70.

Our darker Indian skin is more likely to get hyperpigmentation and discolouration, compared to other skin tones because of the higher melanin levels. So the myth that “the darker the skin, the less you need to wear sunscreen” is completely false!

So when it comes to the sun and your skin’s health, SPF should be your best friend and always carried around in your handbag for regular appliance alongside your phone and lipstick.

UV rays from the sun throughout the year is one of the main reasons why our skin shows signs of ageing, causing us those pesky fine lines, wrinkles and a loss of firmness and elasticity. UVA rays from the sun can really penetrate deep into the skin and can be one of the major reasons why our skin shows signs of ageing. UVB rays from the sun have a shorter wavelength and tend to be the main source of sunburn.

Our skin is our largest organ… so why take the risk?

In fact, about 80% of ageing is caused by exposure to damaging UV rays so it really is worth your while to be sun smart and get on board with good skincare and a daily SPF.

The great news is that skincare products have significantly advanced in the last few years. Sun creams used to be thick and sticky, but now there are super light formulas that can be covered on top of moisturizers and even under makeup.

So your foundation has SPF in it… is that enough? The answer is no. An SPF 15 is not protective enough again the strong sunlight and intense heat we have in India. We would recommend a minimum of SPF 30 on a daily basis.

If you’re looking for everyday UV protection, take a peek at Therapie’s very own cosmeceutical range, Skin Theory, containing the very best of quality ingredients sourced from around the globe to not only protect your skin but with extra added benefits too.

Skin Theory’s Daily Essential Sheer Zinc SPF 30 is a super lightweight UV lotion that offers high sun protection and also works to refine the skin tone and boost brightness.

Skin Theory’s Daily Essential Tinted SPF 50 is a broad spectrum anti-ageing moisturizer that not only gives high protection against all UV rays, but also provides the skin with a natural coverage.

Both products will fight the elements, free radicals & DNA damage deep within the skin’s surface.

For those battling with pigmentation and discolouration already on the skin, unfortunately the damage has already been done. However, Skin Theory’s Brightening Serum is cleverly formulated with Lactic Acid to break down those brown patches revealing a more even, healthier complexion.

Therapie offers free skincare consultations so call now on +91 22 22625575 to speak with one of our highly experienced specialists who will advise you on the best products for your skin.

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