Sun Protection Cream
Research shows approximately 90% of fine lines and wrinkles are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, hence, damage from the sun is seen as a major reason for premature ageing in men and women.
Did you know most skin cancers can be prevented using today’s technologically advanced sunscreens. These give us protection from UVA/UVB rays, while allowing a tan to develop.
SPF 50 for Dry & Normal Skin
This cream is formulated for people who have dry or normal skin to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB radiation, as well as keeping it hydrated. A light and quick drying formulation that contains sunscreens to help protect the skin from sunburn and ensure strong protection is made on a daily basis when applied. The cream can also be effectively used under makeup.
Anti – ageing
Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.
Made in England
Sun Protection Factor
This table is the measure of the sunscreen’s ability to protect your skin from the sun’s rays in addition to your skin’s natural protection.
Dependent on your skin type, hair colour, eye colour and destination, you may be able to stay in the sun for 6 mins without burning. If you apply a sunscreen with SPF 15 this means that you can stay in the sun 15 times longer (15×6= 90 mins) than you could without sunscreen. However you must follow directions carefully and apply the correct amount of sunscreen (35 ml) to ensure sufficient protection.
When UV radiation is absorbed by DNA, damage occurs to the cell. As a result the cell tries to mend itself by releasing chemicals. Sunburn is a visible reaction to this repair process. In some cases the damage to the cell is so severe that it dies, resulting in skin peeling and blistering. Sunburn is characterized by redness, warmth and pain of varying degrees. In more severe cases swelling, blistering, and weeping can occur.
Tanning occurs when melanin is produced in an attempt to protect the skin cells from UV radiation. A tan is therefore a sign of damaged skin. It may offer limited protection from burning, but offers no protection against the effects of radiation, that can lead to skin cancer.
Skin cancer occurs when skin cells undergo malignant changes because of UV radiation damage the their DNA. These cells reproduce independently to the rest of the body and may infiltrate neighboring tissues or spread via the bloodstream to organs distant from the skin. Skin cancers are usually treated by surgical removal, although sometimes radiotherapy or chemotherapy may be used. Doctors think a history of childhood sun exposure and taking holidays in very sunny countries without adequate sun protection are important risk factors for the development of malignant melanoma.
- Apply sunscreen to clean dry skin, at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure.
- Apply sufficient amount, about 35ml to ensure you cover your entire body to receive the correct value of protection. WARNING: reducing this amount will lower the level (SPF) of protection significantly.
- Stay in the shade between 11am to 3pm when the sun’s UV rays are strongest.
- Take extra care with young children, as their skin is very delicate. Keep them out of direct sunlight.
- Wear loose clothes, a wide brimmed hat, round sunglasses and drink plenty of water.
- Re-apply your sunscreen frequently to maintain protection, especially after perspiring, swimming, or toweling.
- Start your sun exposure with SPF 30 or higher. You can always choose a lower factor later.
- Overcast weather still requires sunscreen in summer because 80 per cent of UV radiation is still present on cloudy days.
- Over-exposure to the sun is a serious health threat.