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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)

 

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)

 

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.

 

SunSense™ has the highest SPF  of SPF 50+ (3) available in Australia and is designed for all ages and skin types. Formulated to meet the Australian Standard†– which may be considered as the strongest in the world.*

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.)

*Apart from Sports Gel which is SPF 50

† Australian and New Zealand Sunscreen Standard AS/NZS 2064:2012 Sunscreen products – Evaluation and classification