Posted: Tuesday, 25 June 2019 @ 11:27
Following our previous blog post, we have had a few questions. So we though we would go into more detail...
Heliocare 360° Oil Free Gel provides unrivalled protection from UV-rays. With an SPF of 50, this ingenious
product protects the skin from both UVA & UVB rays.
UVA Rays: The
For a long time scientists
believed that this form of ultraviolet wave did not caused any long-lasting
damage to the epidermis. But recently it has been
discovered that UVA rays destroy the keratinocytes cells in the lower
epidermis layer - this is where most skin cancers are formed. UVA contributes
and in some cases initiates the development of skin cancer. It is also the
dominant tanning ray. Whether you are tanning away on a beach in the Caribbean
or just using sunbeds, either of these methods can cause serious damage over
time. UVA can even penetrate clouds and glass. So even on those
'typically-English weather' days, we're not safe!
UVB Rays: The Basics
Sunburn. We've all had it!
Blame those pesky UVB rays. UVB rays are the main cause of skin reddening and
sunburn. This ultraviolet ray damages the superficial layers of the
skin. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer and can also play a major part in photoaging. The intensity of the rays can vary depending on
the season, location and time of day. Although the risk of damage by UVB rays
is more significant in the summer or in a hot country, UVB rays can penetrate
your skin all year round. That's why it is SO important to wear your SPF
As we stated in our previous blog, the Heliocare 360° contains many vital vitamins and ingredients to protect your skin from the sun. These elements are what makes the Heliocare gel so special...
The Fern Polypodium Leucotomos is a plant that was originally found in water, but over time it has evolved to survive on dry land. In order to survive out of water, it has developed a powerful defense mechanism from the sun. Combining elements from this incredible plant with Ferulic and Caffeic acid, creates Fernblock FC. This sun defence cocktail, protects and fights against harmful free radicals in the skin. It is also proven to protect the skin's collagen production and DNA cells. This amazing find is EXLUSIVE to Heliocare 360°.
Vitamin C & E and Green Tea Extract
These vitamins work as advanced, skin loving antioxidants. Working to boots the activity of the Fernblock FC, they help to neutralist and fight off any harmful free radical cells that may reside in the skin.
There are many different types of infrared radiation. One of the strongest being infrared- A. Infrared- A penetrates the skin much deeper than any of the UV rays we discussed before. It can damage all the way down to the Subcutaneous layer! Pro-Taurine is an anti-oxidant that sinks deep into the skin - helping to protect the skin from these harmful infrared rays.
Some other SPF's on the market will only protect your skin from UVB rays, and as we discovered above, these rays only effect the very top layers of the skin. It's the UVA rays and the Inferred-A that can cause real, long-lasting damage. The Heliocare 360° gel is known as a broad-spectrum sun protectant. This means is works to reflect both UVA and UVB rays.
- The Epidermis layer - The epidermis layer is very top layer of the skin. It protects the body from many environmental factors
- Keratinocytes cells - These are protein cells that are found in the epidermis layer of the skin. They produce keratin which is the main component in hair. Keratin helps strengthen the epidermis layer.
- Photoaging - This is the effect that long term sun exposure has on the skin. This can include thing like wrinkles, dark spots etc.
- Subcutaneous layer - This is the lowest layer of the skin. It is made up with fatty tissue and serves as a shock absorbent layer.
- Free radicals - These are unstable cells that are missing an electron from their outer layer. They scavenge the body in search of another elctron. This is cause by excessive sun exposure. See diagram below...
At DermaNu we stock so many of the Heliocare products. Why not come in and give one a go?
Keep calm and carry on wearing your Heliocare 360°!
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