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Why you need to wear sunscreen all year round.

Sometimes applying sunscreen may feel like an inconvenience if you feel that the sun is not shining outside. Most people may apply their sunscreen if they are going to the beach or the pool, but exposure to UVA & UVB is happening all the time, even on a cloudy day.

 

Did you know that up to 80% of UV radiation can penetrate through light cloud cover, so even when the sun is not shining on you directly, you are exposed? (1) – it’s often the hidden UV damage that we can’t see that causes the issues as we age.

 

Therefore, don’t rely on just the temperature outside to determine if you need sunscreen, as the sun is still shining on a cold day.

 

Wearing a broad spectrum, high-factor sunscreen every day helps protect against the sun’s potentially harmful UVA and UVB radiation, which can cause sunburn, pigmentation, premature ageing, wrinkles and skin cancers. (2) Dont forget your lips! Lip protection should be part of your daily routine, especially during the summer months, since they are constantly being exposed to incidental UV radiation from everyday outdoor activities.

 

Always make sure that you are protected with a good quality sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB (giving you broad spectrum protection) Ensure you reapply every 2 hours, especially after swimming, sweating, exercise and towelling dry.

 

Always make sure that you are protected with a good quality sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB (giving you broad spectrum protection) Ensure you reapply every 2 hours, especially after swimming, sweating, exercise and towelling dry. Did you know that the intensity of the sun’s harmful UV rays increases with altitude so don’t forget to protect yourself when skiing or enjoying winter sports!

 

SunSense has the highest SPF of SPF 50+ (3) available in Australia and is designed for all ages and skin types. SunSense sunscreens offer broad UVA and UVB spectrum protection for the whole family. All SunSense sunscreens are dermatologically tested and are free from fragrance

References:

(1) (World Health Organisation. Ultraviolet radiation: global solar UV index [online]. 2018 [cited 27 August 2018]. Available from URL: http://www.who.int/uv/resources/archives/fs271/en

(2) (Flament F, Bazin R, Laquieze, Rubert V, Simonpietri E, Piot. B. Effect of the sun on visible clinical signs of ageing in Caucasian skin. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2013;6: 221-232)

(3) (AS/NZS 2604:2012; Very High, SPF 50+, Broad Spectrum.)