How important are Sunblock Products?
Sun protection is very important as the main cause of skin damage is most often linked to unprotected and long-term sun exposure.
There are only two ways of protection against the damaging effect of UVA and UVB rays of direct sunlight. It is either total avoidance, or protective clothing - but used in combination with Sunblock SPF50 Products.
Sunlight consists of many different types of rays, with the most harmful being Ultraviolet (UV) rays. When UV light interacts with the skin, it generates highly reactive free radicals that can cause damage to the skin cells. The more damage they cause, the greater the chance of developing wrinkles and other illnesses like skin cancer. There are two types of basic UV rays that reach the earth’s surface: UVA and UVB. UVA is responsible for skin damage and premature aging, and UVB provides the energy your skin needs for vitamin D production but is also responsible for sunburns.
The amount of UV light the skin is exposed to, depends on factors like the time of day, the season and your geographical location. The degree of damage from UV rays depends on their intensity and the length of time your skin has been exposed without protection. Although UVA and UVB damage can be severe, you can greatly reduce the risks by taking steps to protect your skin.
The most effective means of UVA and UVB protection is to reduce your skin’s exposure to UV light altogether by avoiding being in direct sunlight, especially between the hours of 10am and 4pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest. You can also reduce sun exposure by wearing clothes like long-sleeved shirts, long pants or skirts, hats and sunglasses. If your skin is going to be exposed to direct sunlight, wearing sunscreen is essential. Try use SPF50 sunscreen on face with broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, and a sun protection factor SPF50 as these provide the best protection against the sun, especially the sunblock for your face.
Sunblock Products are produced with various SPF Factors. The higher the factor, the more protection it offers. The Dermasure Skin Care Range can offer you the following high sun protection products:
1. Sunactiv Sunscreen Cream SPF50 | 75ml
The Sunactiv SPF50 Cream offers a high protection factor for both UVA and UVB, including a moisturizing base, plus antioxidants to protect your skin against sun damage and photoaging. It is both water resistant and fragrance-free – ideal for routine daily use.
2. Sunactiv Sunblock Spray SPF50 | 150ml
The Sunactiv SPF50 Spray is a non-greasy, non-oily, water-resistant, sunblock spray designed especially for easy application. It offers both UVA and UVB protection and becomes invisible on the skin once applied. Ideal for daily use, especially on exposed arms, legs, and balding heads, including all outdoor sports.
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