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Sun Protection Awareness: Prioritise Your Skin's Health

As the summer sun graces us with its warmth and radiance, (hopefully), it's the perfect time to celebrate the outdoors and embrace the beauty of the season. While we soak in the sun's positive energy, it's essential to remember that responsible sun care is the key to maintaining healthy and radiant skin.

Here are a few important reminders about the significance of daily sun protection:

Shield Against Harmful UV Rays: The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause significant damage to your skin. Prolonged exposure without protection can lead to premature ageing, wrinkles, and even increase the risk of skin cancer. Prioritise your skin's well-being by using sun protection products with adequate SPF.

Prevent Sunburn and Redness: Sunburn not only causes immediate discomfort but also indicates damage to the skin cells. Sunscreens act as a protective barrier, preventing harmful UV rays from penetrating your skin and causing sunburn. Remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you're swimming or sweating.

Maintain Youthful Radiance: Sun damage is one of the leading contributors to premature ageing. Regular use of sunscreen helps maintain your skin's youthful appearance by preventing sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Incorporating sun protection into your daily routine is non-negotiable – this simple, daily application is an investment in your long-term skin health.

Choose Broad-Spectrum, Antioxidant Protection: Opt for sunscreens labelled as "broad-spectrum," as they protect against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays contribute to premature ageing, while UVB rays are responsible for sunburn. A comprehensive sun protection strategy shields your skin from the entire spectrum of harmful rays.

Add in Vitamin A for more protection.

Vitamin A plays a multifaceted role in skin health and can contribute to sun protection through various mechanisms. Here's an overview of how Vitamin A helps in protecting the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation:

Antioxidant Properties: Vitamin A helps to neutralise free radicals generated by UV exposure, which can damage skin cells and lead to premature ageing and skin cancer.

Skin Cell Regeneration: Vitamin A promotes the turnover of skin cells, which helps remove damaged cells and replace them with healthier ones. This process can improve the skin’s resilience against UV damage.

Repairing UV Damage: Vitamin A aids in the repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation. This helps prevent mutations that could potentially lead to skin cancer.

Strengthening the Skin Barrier: Vitamin A enhances the production of collagen and elastin, which strengthens the skin barrier. A robust skin barrier is better at protecting against environmental stressors, including UV radiation.

Reducing Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition characterised by the darkening of certain areas of the skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour, forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect people of all skin types and can occur in small patches, cover large areas, or affect the entire body.

Regulating Melanin Production: Vitamin A can help in reducing hyperpigmentation by regulating melanin production, which often becomes uneven with sun exposure. This can result in a more uniform skin tone and less sun-induced discoloration.

Marie’s top tips for sun safety

Incorporating these simple sun safety tips into your daily routine can significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer, prevent premature ageing, and maintain overall skin health.

Use Sunscreen: Reapply SPF every two hours, or more frequently if swimming or sweating.

Wear Protective Clothing: Opt for long-sleeved shirts, long skirts and trousers, and wide-brimmed hats to cover as much skin as possible. Consider clothing with built-in UV protection.

Seek Shade: Avoid direct sun exposure, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest

Wear Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from UV rays by wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

Avoid Tanning Beds: Tanning beds emit harmful UV radiation that increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates skin ageing.

Be Extra Cautious Near Water and Sand: These surfaces reflect the sun's rays, increasing the risk of sunburn.

Use Lip Balm with SPF: Protect your lips by using a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with an SPF.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially if you are spending extended periods outdoors.

Check the UV Index: Pay attention to the daily UV index, which indicates the strength of UV radiation. Take extra precautions on days with high UV levels.

Protect Children: Ensure children are adequately protected with sunscreen, protective clothing, and hats.


Marie’s product recommendations

Environ skincare products, particularly their RAD (Radiant And Defend) sun protection, offer numerous benefits for maintaining healthy, youthful skin, and protection from the adverse effects of environmental exposure.

Summary of the key benefits:

Broad-Spectrum Protection: Environ RAD sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. This comprehensive coverage helps prevent sunburn, skin damage, and the formation of skin cancer by shielding the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Antioxidant-Rich Formula: RAD sunscreen is enriched with antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. These antioxidants help neutralise free radicals generated by UV exposure, reducing oxidative stress, and preventing premature skin ageing.

Lightweight and Non-Greasy: The RAD sunscreen has a lightweight, non-greasy formula that absorbs easily into the skin. This makes it suitable for all skin types, including oily and combination skin, and ensures comfortable daily wear without clogging pores.

Moisturising Benefits: In addition to providing sun protection, RAD sunscreen contains moisturising ingredients that help maintain the skin's hydration levels. This dual function ensures that the skin remains soft, smooth, and well-nourished while being protected from the sun.

Suitable for Sensitive Skin: Environ's RAD sunscreen is formulated to be gentle on the skin, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. Its mild formulation minimises the risk of irritation and allergic reactions.

Water-Resistant: RAD sunscreen offers water-resistant properties, making it an excellent choice for outdoor activities and water sports. This feature ensures continued protection even when the skin gets wet or sweaty.

Supports Overall Skin Health: By combining effective sun protection with nourishing and protective ingredients, RAD sunscreen supports overall skin health. Regular, daily use helps maintain an even skin tone, prevent hyperpigmentation, and reduce the risk of long-term skin damage.


Environ's AVST (Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy) range, offers a variety of benefits for improving skin and protecting skin health and appearance.

Here are the key benefits:

Vitamin-Rich Formulation: The AVST range contains high concentrations of vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins are essential for maintaining healthy skin, promoting cell regeneration, and repairing damage caused by environmental factors.

Anti-Aging Properties: Vitamin A is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It promotes collagen production and enhances skin elasticity, leading to a firmer, more youthful complexion.

Antioxidant Protection: The inclusion of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in the AVST range helps to neutralise free radicals, protecting the skin from oxidative stress and preventing premature aging. These antioxidants also brighten the skin and improve it's overall tone.

Gradual Vitamin A Introduction: The AVST system uses a unique step-up approach to gradually acclimatise the skin to higher levels of vitamin A. This reduces the risk of irritation and allows the skin to adapt effectively, maximising the benefits without adverse effects.

Hydration: The AVST products are formulated with hydrating ingredients that help to maintain the skin's moisture balance. This ensures that the skin remains soft, supple, and well-nourished, preventing dryness and flakiness.

Improved Skin Texture: Regular use of the AVST range leads to smoother skin texture. The vitamins and other active ingredients promote cell turnover, helping to shed dead skin cells and reveal fresh, healthy skin underneath.

Enhanced Skin Barrier: The products in the AVST range strengthen the skin's natural barrier, making it more resilient against environmental aggressors such as pollution, UV radiation, and harsh weather conditions. This helps to prevent damage and maintain skin health.

Reduction of Hyperpigmentation: Vitamin A and C in the AVST range help to reduce hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone. They inhibit melanin production and promote a more radiant complexion.

Versatility for All Skin Types: The AVST range is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Its carefully balanced formulations provide benefits without causing irritation, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of skincare needs.

Support for Overall Skin Health: By providing essential vitamins and antioxidants, the AVST range supports overall skin health. It helps to address various skin concerns, from ageing and pigmentation to dryness and texture, resulting in a healthier, more vibrant complexion.

Incorporating Environ's AVST products into your daily skincare routine can lead to significant improvements in skin health, appearance, and resilience.


Environ C-Boost, part of the brand's innovative skincare line, offers numerous benefits for enhancing skin health and appearance.

Here are the key advantages:

Brightens Skin Tone: Environ C-Boost contains a high concentration of vitamin C, which is known for its ability to brighten the skin. It helps to reduce dullness and imparts a healthy, radiant glow.

Reduces Hyperpigmentation: Vitamin C is effective in reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It inhibits melanin production, leading to a more even skin tone and diminished discoloration.

Boosts Collagen Production: Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis, which is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. This helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a more youthful complexion.

Provides Antioxidant Protection: Environ C-Boost offers strong antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals. This helps to prevent premature ageing and skin deterioration.

Improves Skin Texture: Regular, daily use of C-Boost can enhance skin texture by promoting cell turnover. This leads to smoother, softer, and more refined skin.

Enhances Skin Barrier Function: Vitamin C strengthens the skin's natural barrier, making it more resilient against external aggressors such as pollution and UV radiation. A healthy barrier function helps to maintain moisture levels and protects against irritation.

Reduces Inflammation: Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to calm and soothe the skin. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with sensitive or reactive skin.

Hydrates and Moisturises: C-Boost formulations include hydrating ingredients that help to keep the skin moisturised. This ensures that the skin remains plump, hydrated, and comfortable.

Supports Overall Skin Health: By providing essential nutrients and antioxidants, Environ C-Boost supports overall skin health. It helps to address various skin concerns, from ageing and pigmentation to dryness and texture issues.

Incorporating Environ C-Boost into your skincare routine can lead to significant improvements in skin brightness, texture, and overall health, providing a more youthful and radiant complexion.

Let's embrace the summer glow while ensuring your skin's health remains a top priority.

Marie has been optimising clients skin health using Environ products since 2010 and has a wealth of experience working with skin for over 28 years. Skin is your largest organ and needs essential vitamins, antioxidants and an effective SPF to keep healthy - all of this is provided within Environs range of products.

To learn more how I can support your skin health please get in touch


Wishing you a sun-safe and joyful summer!



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