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14th June 2018

Don’t let your sensitive skin get in the way of your sun protection

At SunSense we know how tricky it can be for those with sensitive skin to find a suitable sunscreen that doesn’t cause irritation.

With an estimate of 15 million people in the UK[1] potentially living with the sensitive skin condition eczema, we understand how important it is to create products that meet everyone’s needs – no matter the delicacy of their skin.

We’ve designed our products to meet the needs of all ages and skin types, so we’re confident that there will be a product that’s ideal for you within our range.

If you have skin that is easily irritated then it’s really important to patch test your skin, approximately 24 hours before general application, with a product before applying all over. The last thing you will want is to apply to a large area and experience a reaction!

For those with very sensitive skin our Sensitive Range is designed for you. This is because it contains no chemical absorbers, lanolin or fragrance, minimising the risk of irritation.

Whether you’re staying in the UK or planning a holiday abroad, it’s important to find a sunscreen that suits your skin. Our advice is to always protect your skin, even on a cloudy day in the UK, because UV rays can still penetrate clouds.[2]

It may seem tempting to avoid wearing sunscreen, especially if you’re struggling to find one that doesn’t react with your skin, but exposure to the sun can cause damage to the skin and in severe cases lead to skin cancer.[3]

We know from speaking to happy SunSense customers who have sensitive skin that they have battled through reactions to other brands before finding a product in our range that really suits their skin.

So if you’ve not yet tried SunSense then make sure you do!

Feel free to message us on our social pages @SunSenseUK with any questions and make sure you share your SunSense stories with us.

For more information on the range, please visit sunsense.co.uk, contact ssmarketinguk@crawfordpharma.com or head to the social pages @SunSenseUK for news, updates and advice.

 

[1] Eczema: Are we just scratching the surface? [Internet]. 2017 (citied 2018 Jun 14). Available from: https://www.allergyuk.org/about/latest-news/310-eczema-are-we-just-scratching-the-surface#_edn4

[2] UV and Sun Health. (Internet) 2018 (last updated 2018 May 18; citied 2018 Jun 14). Available from: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/health/yourhealth/uv-and-sun-health

[3] Exposure to the sun can cause damage to the skin, [Internet]. 2018 (citied 2018 Jun 14) Available from http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/sun-uv-and-cancer/how-the-sun-and-uv-cause-cancer

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