Summer is now in full swing, and many of us eagerly embrace the warmth and fun it brings. However, with the sunshine comes a potential risk that we are all too familiar with—scarring from sun exposure. Read on to see how a combination of our sunscreens, hyaluronic acid serums and cell soother can be the ultimate team in the fight against sun-induced scars.
Understanding the Relationship Between Sun and Scarring
Sun exposure is a double-edged sword. While it provides us with essential vitamin D and that sun kissed glow, it also poses the risk of scarring. UV rays can interfere with the natural healing process of the skin, damaging skin and leaving behind scars. Whether you're dealing with existing scars or aiming to prevent new ones, a comprehensive approach to sun protection is crucial, especially here in Australia.
The Role of SPF
Sunscreen is your first line of defense against scarring caused by the sun. Our SPF formulations are not just a guard; they're a fortress for your skin. By applying a generous amount of SPF, you create a protective barrier that acts as a shield against harmful UVA and UVB rays. This not only prevents further damage to your skin but also reduces the risk of scars darkening or becoming more prominent. Our Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50 works wonders for longer days outside and at the beach, and our Ultra Moisturising SPF 15 perfect for everyday use (with the added bonus of moisturising too!).
Enter hyaluronic acid—the skincare superhero that takes hydration to a whole new level. Hyaluronic acid (aka sodium hyaluronate) is a naturally occurring substance in the body that holds water and helps keep skin hydrated and plump. When incorporated into your skincare routine, it works wonders in reducing the appearance of scars and promoting a smoother complexion. We love Hyaluronic acid at MISMO, which is why we've included it in our Anti Wrinkle Cream, Rejuvenating Serum, Boost Moisturiser, Blemish Gel, New Age Moisturiser and Ultra Moisturing SPF Sunscreen.
Bring on the Aloe!
Those times when the sun gets the better of us, aloe vera gel becomes our best friend. But why stick to plain old aloe? Cell Soother is a highly concentrated multifunctional gel, combining the benefits of MSM with the renowned properties of organic Aloe Vera. The formulation promotes the shedding of dead skin cells while its moisturising characteristics assist with the skin's renewal.
Aloe Vera's moisturising, soothing and healing abilities have been recognised and used for centuries for nurturing the skin, while MSM (organic sulphur) is known for its many benefits one of which is its ability to create new healthy cells, which are necessary to reduce scar tissue.
Why the Combination Matters
The synergy between sunscreen and hyaluronic acid is a game-changer in the fight against scarring. Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays, while hyaluronic acid goes beyond, nourishing and replenishing your skin's moisture. Together, they form a potent alliance that not only prevents new scars from forming but also aids in the gradual reduction of existing ones.
Aloe Vera contains Vitamin A, B, C and E, as well as 20 of the 22 amino acids and an array of minerals that help rejuvenate cells deep into the skin. MSM prevents the cross-linking of collagen which results in more prominent scars. By adopting a holistic approach to sun protection and skincare, you're not just guarding against potential scars; you're investing in the health and longevity of your skin. Embrace summer responsibly, and give your skin the care it deserves.