Get to know SPF

Using your sun screen correctly and effectively is really important, after all, our skin in our largest organ, so we need to take care of it.

Top tips & facts

  • Make sure you choose a sunscreen labelled broad-spectrum to help protect against both UVA & UVB rays.
  • Re-apply every 2 hours, after swimming, sweating and towel drying to make sure you are protected.
  • An SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product blocks about 98% of rays.
  • Sunscreens degrade in hot temperatures. If left in a sunny window in your bathroom, or in a glove box in the car this might cause your sunscreen to loose its effectiveness well before the expiration date. If there is no expiry date on the product, throw away after one year.

The difference between UVA & UVB

  • UVA (Aging rays) penetrate the skin deeper than UVB rays, and play a major part in the aging of skin. By damaging the skin cells in the basal layer of the epidermis, UVA rays contribute to and may even initiate the development of skin cancers. 
  • UVB (Burning rays) are the main cause of sunburn and tend to cause damage to the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. UVB rays play a key role in the development of skin cancer.

My top two SPF’s

Free from nasties, smells amazing and with all the protection you need. What more can you ask for?!
Keeps your face protected without that shiny, sticky residue. Perfect.

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