SPF 50+ Sun Cream
With Australia having one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can contribute to skin cancer and ageing skin – something Aussie kids are taught from an early age. Using sun cream aka sunscreen is one of five ways to help reduce the risk of skin cancer (wearing sun protective clothing, a hat, sunglasses and seeking shade where possible are the other four; also known as slip, slop, slap, seek, slide).
So speaking of sun cream, ever wondered what those SPF numbers actually mean? The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) number on labels tells you how long the sun’s radiation would take to redden your skin when using that product compared to the time without sun cream. What does that mean for you and your family? Well when you use an SPF 30+ product properly, it would take 30 times longer for your skin to redden than if you used no sun cream. In Australia, the highest SPF available is SPF 50+. When used correctly, SPF 50+ has the potential to filter out 98% of UV radiation. So when looking for SPF sun cream make sure you are looking for high numbers!
Ok, so we now know what SPF means and how it can stop UVB rays (the type of sun radiation that causes skin burning), but what about when you read
broad-spectrum protection? Broad-spectrum sun cream can also help protect against UVA rays, which are responsible for skin aging. Exposure to both UVB and UVA rays can increase risk for skin cancer. That’s why it’s good to look out for sun creams that protect you from both UVB and UVA rays.
DermaVeen Sensitive SUN SPF50+ Moisturising UVB+UVA Sunscreen has the highest level of SPF* for sensitive skin, and offers both UVA and UVB (broad-spectrum) protection while also helping to hydrate dry and sensitive skin. It’s fragrance free, suitable for children and adults and is made in Australia. Are you able to use this sun cream for your face? Yes! DermaVeen Sensitive SUN SPF50+ Moisturising UVB+UVA Sunscreen can be used on the face and body.
*Highest label claim allowed as per AS:NZS 2604:2012; Very High, SPF 50+
Sun Cream for Sensitive Skin
When it comes to choosing a sun cream you need one that best suits your skin type and that you find easy to reapply. Not all sun creams contain the same ingredients, and so if you have sensitive skin it may help to look for ones that are fragrance-free.
As a guide it’s important to look for a sun cream that is at least SPF 30+, broad-spectrum and water resistant.
DermaVeen Sensitive SUN SPF50+ Moisturising UVB+UVA Sunscreen has been specifically made for sensitive skin but is suitable for all skin types including sensitive, dry, itchy skin and skin prone to dermatitis or eczema. It is lightweight, easily absorbs into skin, is water resistant for 4 hours and available in four sizes, 100g, 200g, 250g and 500g. That’s sun protection and hydration for sensitive skin all in one product!
Everyday Sun Cream
The Cancer Council recommends using sun cream every day on days when the UV Index is forecast to be 3 or above. Sun cream should be incorporated into your daily morning routine on these days.
Remember when UV levels are above 3, apply sun cream 20 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours. To protect your skin it’s important to use a generous amount of sun cream (most Australians don’t use enough). As a guide you need at least one teaspoon per limb. To cover a full adult you should be using at least 7 teaspoons or 35 mL.
When you are looking for a sun cream to use every day why not try DermaVeen Sensitive SUN SPF50+ Moisturising UVB+UVA Sunscreen and feel the DermaVeen difference.
Always read the label and follow the directions for use. When using sunscreen, always wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses. Avoid prolonged
high-risk sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen frequently or use in accordance with directions.
Frequently asked questions about sun cream
The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) number on labels tells you how long the sun’s radiation would take to redden your skin when using that product compared to the time without sun cream.
Yes. UVA and UVB can damage your skin year round, so it’s important to protect your skin every day, even when it is cloudy.
Each sun cream product can vary, but as a general rule if you are outside it is recommended to reapply sun cream every 2 hours.
Not all sun creams contain the same ingredients, so if you have sensitive skin some sun creams may irritate the skin. For sensitive skin, try DermaVeen Sensitive SUN SPF50+ Moisturising UVB+UVA Sunscreen.