Sun Care for a Happy Summer

The sun has finally come out and it’s shorts and sundress weather. Sunshine is good for us, it supplies vitamin D, a vitamin, that our body produces when exposed to the sun, which helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Warm weather encourages us to spent time outside and catch up on the socialising that was neglected during the cold grey weather last month. Enjoy it, but be careful, the sun warms but also burns.

It is tempting to embrace the sunny weather and want to spend as much time as possible outside, but it is important to take care in the sun, to avoid sunburn and heat stroke. In hot weather it is essential to stay hydrated. Drink water juice and soft drinks often and don’t wait until you are thirsty to take a sip.

The sun is hottest between 11am and 2pm. Try to avoid going outside during those hours on the hottest days. Take a tip from the Spanish and take a nap or sit down to rest if you can at this time. If you are outside seek shade to sit or stand in and wear lose fitting, light natural materials and a hat to protect your skin and stay cool.

Sunburn is a common hot weather problem and its dangers go beyond looking like a lobster and painful peeling and blistered skin, sun damage isn’t always visible. Under the surface, ultraviolet light (UVA and UVB rays) can alter your DNA, prematurely aging your skin. Over time, DNA damage can contribute to skin cancers, including deadly melanoma. Sunscreen is essential to protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sun burn. Modere Sunscreen 30 SPF is a lightweight but powerful sunscreen formulated with micronized zinc oxide. The hydrating cream base disappears after application, leaving skin soft, smooth, and protected.

To get maximum protection from Modere Sunscreen make sure you applied it to all skin that will be on show 20 minutes before going into the sun. Reapply it every 2 hours or more if you work up a sweat. Always reapply immediately after swimming or a water fight.

To protect and nourish your skin every day use Modere Day Lotion. It’s more than a moisturizer – it’s a daily sun protector with a SPF rating of 15, an anti-ageing skin conditioner, and a hydrating treatment all in one. You can thank the wheat proteins, amino acids, non-nanoparticle zinc oxide, and vitamins C, E, B5 and B6 in our dermatologist-tested proprietary formula.

It’s often forgotten that the thin skin on the lips is also prone to sunburn. Modere Lip Balm gentle, hyper-moisturizing blend of shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil makes for a soft, comfortable SPF15 shield for your lips. Not just for Summer it protects your lips from all weather.

Prevention is always the best defense against sun burn but if your time in the sun runs a little long, we’re here to minimise any resulting discomfort ASAP. Our Soothing Lotion combines aloe vera, rosehip oil, and botanicals to restore moisture balance. It soothes skin with a temporary cooling effect, replenishes moisture balance, and softens the skin.

Enjoy the sunshine and have sunburn free summer!