December 1, 2017

The Ultimate Sun Protection Guide

As the weather is getting warmer, and clothes getting skimpier, one thing is for certain - you’re bound to be out and about in the sunshine more, soaking up the rays.

It’s a well known fact that too many hours topping up the tan can lead to wrinkles, premature ageing and worse.  Which is why we’ve put together our top tips to care for your skin, whilst still enjoying the rays.

1. Preparation is key

Before you even set foot outside, you should take the time to prepare your skin for the onslaught ahead.  Exfoliate and moisturise regularly to encourage cell-regeneration and keep your skin in tip-top condition.  Regular Facial Treatments will help keep your complexion healthy, but it’s vital you take special care of your face in the warm weather, as it’s prone to exposure to the elements each and every day. Before you apply your makeup start with protecting the skin your are in. A Buoy team favourite is Ultraceuticals Sheer Tint UV Protection Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ and it's only $84 at Buoy Salon & Spa.

Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ Sheer Tint 100ml LR 

2. Lather up before hitting the beach

If you’re heading out for a day on the beach, or even a mooch around town, apply your sun protection at least 20 minutes before you leave the house, to give it enough time to penetrate through the layers of your skin.  Sun protection is a must, and we have a large range of the award winning Ultraceuticals skin care providing cruelty-free skin care which will protect and repair throughout the day. Ultraceuticals has an award winning Sun Protection range waiting at Buoy to protect your skin.

 ultra sunscreen

3. Be mindful of your time

On these long summer days, it’s easy to get carried away and lose track of the time.  Before you know it, you’re suffering the effects of painful sunburn.  Keep track of the amount of the time you spend outside, choosing to sit in the shade when you can.  If you know you're likely to be outside for a long period of time, take a wrap or lightweight shirt and hat, to cover and protect your skin from the damaging UV Rays.

4. Keep hydrated

When the weather gets warmer, it’s even more vital than ever that you drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Not only will this ensure your body stays healthy on a cellular level, but your skin will also benefit from keeping hydration levels high.  We recommend carrying a bottle of water with you at all times, so you can sip it throughout the day.


5. If all else fails…

Sometimes, however careful we are, the inevitable happens and we end up paying the price for overexposure.  However long you’ve been outside, it’s vital that you use the right products to care and repair your skin.  We’ve teamed up with Ultraceuticals to provide an amazing special offer for our customers.  At Buoy we have a sensational Spray Tan services that will give you the glow you are after without having to expose your skin the the harmful UV Rays.


Keep your eyes peeled for Summer specials.