Summer is here and all serious skincare users know 80% of premature ageing is due to sun damage. This is why it’s vital to wear a broad spectrum SPF 30+ every day. No sunscreen will ever provide 100% protection against all photons from UV rays which might enter the skin. To enhance protection I always recommend my patients wear a Vitamin C product underneath their SPF.
Vitamin C and E are the main non-enzymatic molecules which protect the skin from external free radicals created mainly by UV exposure. Studies have shown that if the skin is irradiated with UV there is significantly less damage when the skin is protected with sunscreen combined with vitamins C and E than with the same sunscreen without the vitamins.
Do you combine your sunscreen with treatment products?