Updated: May 26
Today is the unofficial, but important, Sunscreen day. It is held every year on the 27th of May, just in advance of the summer and vacation season. Well we all long for the sun and the summer, the delicious cocktails, swimming in the sea, travelling abroad, barbecuing with friends or just simply laying on the beach to get some much needed tan. But unfortunately, as much as we love the sun, its rays pose a range of serious health risks to us all, from skin cancer to premature ageing of our skin. Whatever the colour of our skin, we are all at risk.
That is why medical professionals advocate the use of sunscreen of Skin Protection Factor (SPF) 15 or more throughout the year. Yes, even in Winter! This is because UV rays penetrate through the clouds.
My clients often ask why microblading is not permanent and needs top ups. Well the answer is simple -The Sun. The skin on our faces are exposed to much more sunlight than the rest of our bodies leading to the microblading pigments to fade over time, just like paintings do when they are exposed to the sun for a long period of time. That is why it is important to apply sunscreen lotion to your face, not forgetting your brows, everyday. Personally, I recommend to all my clients to wear sunscreen of SPF 50 if they want their eyebrow pigments to last longer. My personal favourite is The Clarins Cleansers and Toners, Day screen SPF 50. It feels light weight and it can be easily worn under makeup without feeling to greasy or heavy. Now you can go about enjoying your summer safely while protecting your brows.
Are you considering Microblading/Shading? Then, please send us an email, text/call or send a private message on our Instagram page. Plus, you are welcome to come to our parlour, the first consultation is absolutely free! We are more than happy to answer all your questions and any of your concerns. Have a happy and safe Sunscreen Day!