26th May 2021

The Saltee Guide to Summer Skincare

Top Tips for keeping skin healthy during the sunny months

There’s nothing better than a healthy glow, beaming sun-kissed skin and a good dose of Vitamin D during the warm summer months. It feels good to be out in the sun, whether at home or away so it’s essential to take care of your skin in the warmer months.

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These are our Saltee top tips for staying safe in the sun and looking after your skin in the heat…

Lighten up your skincare routine

When the weathers warmer, let your skin breathe.  There’s nothing better than feeling fresh faced and cool when the sun is shining.  Cut down your skincare routine each morning with just the essentials (don’t forget your SPF!) and swap out some of your usual make-up products for lightweight, BB creams and oil-free primers.

Top up on Vitamin C

A daily dose of Vitamin C does the skin wonders. What’s more is that it helps prevent hyper-pigmentation and helps with collagen production.  Our Saltee Hydrating Mist is packed with Vitamin C, an easy solution for taking care of your skin in the summer.

Hydrate throughout the day

Drinking plenty of H2O is key to keeping skin healthy and hydrated when the sun is shining. Avoid dehydration by drinking at least 3 litres of water a day.

Don’t forget your body

We always feel better with a healthy glow – Saltee Tan Enhance Formula is our NEW cooling after-sun with a soothing and calming formula that works to prolong a healthy glow. Shea butter provides intense moisture whilst MelinOil makes it perfect for those post-sunny days at home or away. Achieve a long-lasting tan and beautiful, healthy bronzed skin. Our suncare body products also have tan accelerators that will help you achieve a ‘summer sun look’ without compromising your safety. Apart from safe sun exposure (with high SPF sunscreen) we’d also recommend a regular exfoliation to get you skin looking your best.

Understand UV rays

UV radiation from the sun is transmitted in three wavelengths – UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC does not penetrate the earth’s atmosphere, so we only really need to protect against UVA and UVB.

UV irradiation in the form of UVA is associated with skin ageing. UVA affects the elastin in the skin and leads to wrinkles and sun-induced skin ageing as well as skin cancer. UVA can penetrate window glass and penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB. UVA protection in a sunscreen helps defend the skin against photo ageing and potentially skin cancer.

UVB is the form of UV irradiation most responsible for sunburn and has strong links to malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma risk (types of skin cancer). A sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) will help block UVB rays and prevent the skin from burning, and by extension damage that can cause skin cancer.

All Saltee products provide broad spectrum ultra-protection against UVA & UVB rays for optimum protection when you’re out enjoying the sun.

Know your SPF

This can be confusing, so let us help clear it up! SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, damages skin, and can contribute to skin cancer.

It is important to note that a sunscreen SPF rating is only indicative of its protection from UVB rays. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 will protect you against 97% of UVB rays and will protect you 30 times longer than if you did not use sunscreen

All Saltee products are a minimum 30 SPF. And our face formulas are SPF 50. We care about ensuring the best sun protection allowing you reconnect with your sun confidence.

Re apply when you should

There is no exact rule on how often you should apply sunscreen as it depends on skin type and UV intensity. You should also be aware that what you’re doing that might reduce the effectiveness of the sunscreen you’re using. Broadly, you should reapply at least every 2 hrs and more regularly if you’re getting wet or sweaty.

Saltee Active Sun Lotion (SPF 30) is specifically formulated for those times when you are active – be that a yoga class, run on the beach or swim in the azure sea.

Protect your eyes

The sun is damaging to your eyes.  Protect your eyes with sunglasses and a hat to filter the light and help block out damaging rays. These important accessories aren’t just a fashion statement!

Suncare is often made to feel complicated. At Saltee we want to inspire sun confidence. It’s about getting outside and enjoying yourself whilst having peace of mind that your skin is properly protected.  Understand which Saltee product is right for you here.

Wherever you’re headed this year, remember to take Saltee with you on your next adventure. With formulations suitable for the whole family, you can protect your skin with ultra-high UVA and UVA suncare for the face and body.

Saltee products are vegan friendly, cruelty free, paraben free, gluten free and oxybenzone free, making them safer for our oceans.  Each product has also been dermatologically tested, so it’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin and our packaging is made from responsibly sourced materials.

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