SPF: The Risk of Missing Your Eyelids

by Tuesday, April 9, 2019

We all know the importance of applying SPF every day – we mention it often enough! Every morning we meticulously cover our cheeks, nose, forehead and chin, ensuring we’ve covered every inch of skin. But what’s missing? How many of you are guilty of completely missing your eyelids when applying your daily SPF?

A broad-spectrum SPF isn’t just the key to anti-ageing, it’s also imperative for protecting skin against the damaging effects of UV exposure. The skin on the eyelids is extremely thin and more at risk of UV damage and skin cancer. When the eyelids are missed during the application of SPF, the risk is heightened.

According to this recent article from BBC News, “failing to apply moisturiser with sun protection factor (SPF) and sunscreen properly to the face, particularly around eyes, could be putting people at risk of skin cancer, a study suggests.”

We’ve shortlisted our top five targeted SPF eye products…

Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Sun Protective Repairing Stick

This solid stick delivers sun protection with targeted and precise application that you can use on the go anytime, anywhere. A combination of physical and chemical UVB & UVA filters provide UVB 124 and UVA 32 protection, this very high level of sun protection makes Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Sun Protective Repairing Stick a perfect solution for suffers of melasma and hyperpigmentation.

The small stick is perfect to pop in your pocket or handbag for SPF top-ups throughout the day. The Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Sun Protective Repairing Stick is also ophthalmologically tested, so it’s suitable for application around the eyes.

SkinCeuticals Mineral Eye UV Defense SPF 30

Formulated with 100% mineral filters and tested under ophthalmologist control, this specialist sunscreen provides high broad-spectrum protection that’s ideal for the delicate skin around the eyes.

SkinCeuticals Mineral Eye UV Defense SPF 30 acts as both a UV protector and a long-lasting primer that’s perfect as a base for make-up. The formula enhances the skin tone and can be layered over other eye creams and resists heat and humidity.

Colorescience Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35

This multi-tasking product ticks all the boxes for concerns around the eye area. The chemical-free eye corrector protects the delicate skin around the eyes against UVA and UVB rays as well as environmental stressors that contribute to skin ageing.

Once applied the eye area is immediately brightened and imperfections are corrected, reducing dark circles and puffiness for a refreshed and rested eye area.

A combination of sea water and marine microalgae protects skin from impurities while also addressing skin laxity and under-eye bags by helping support the production of collagen, to ultimately increase firmness around the delicate eye area.

Ultrasun Eye SPF 30

This physical UV protectant has been formulated to specifically protect the delicate skin around the eye contour. Broad spectrum SPF 30 and antioxidants provide a high level of protection against skin ageing and sun damage caused by UVA, UVB, Infrared-A and free radicals. The addition of brightening active ingredients reduces dark circles and awakens the eye area.

Medik8 Advanced Day Eye Protect SPF 30

This multi-tasking anti-ageing eye cream nourishes and offers targeted protection for the eye area. SPF 30 protects against UV rays, whilst Pollution Shield, anti-infrared, anti-blue light and anti-A.G.E technologies all help to prevent signs of visible ageing around the eyes caused by environmental damage.

Medik8 Advanced Day Eye Protect SPF 30 targets puffiness thanks to caffeine, whilst hesperidin helps to improve blood circulation for visible improvements in dark circles, lines and wrinkles. The lightweight cream sinks in rapidly and has an invisible finish to leave the eye area protected all day.

Face the Future’s clinicians are accredited through the MASCED (Melanoma And Skin Cancer Early Detection) programme, developed by the national melanoma and skin cancer charity, SKCIN. The objective of the scheme is to significantly raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and to promote the early detection of melanoma, to improve prognosis and save lives. Head to our blog to read more about Skin Cancer: Early Detection.

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Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future

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