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As the U.K’s No.1 skin care brand NIVEA cares about the health of our consumers’ skin by providing our best sun skin care products possible. But there are still many people around the world, who do not protect their skin sufficiently from UV rays or don´t use sunscreen at all.
How do I find the best product for myself?
It is very important to choose the right SPF dependent on your skin type, the season and the region and to also be aware of a sufficient UVA protection level, water resistance and immediate protection.
You should choose your preferred application format (e.g. spray, lotion) and favourite sensory/additional benefit (e.g. moisturising, refreshing, tan activating). NIVEA SUN has a full range of products available to help you find your best product.
How much sunscreen should I use?
The average adult needs to apply 30ml of sunscreen per each full body application. Apply a visible layer before rubbing in and then repeat to ensure that you have not missed anywhere.
Using insufficient sunscreen can halve the sun protection factor. Repeated application of a lower factor does not provide the same protection as a higher factor, e.g. 2 applications of SPF10 does not provide the same protection as SPF20.
Certain medications can increase your sensitivity to the sun, so check with your pharmacist or GP if you have any concerns.
How often should I reapply?
We recommend reapplying sunscre en product at least every two hours and after swimming and towelling to ensure a proper level of protection.
Are there any areas I should give extra protection to?
We recommend that you particularly protect highly UV-exposed areas such as the nose, shoulders, ears, chest or head. These are known as your so-called sun terraces
Should I use a low SPF so I can get a tan?
No you do not need to, even with a high SPF you will tan as sufficient sunlight will still reach the skin.
If tanning is a priority then it’s a good idea to gradually build up time spent in the sun and to use a higher a SPF. Acclimatisation to UV rays is necessary to reduce the risk of sun damage. By allowing the skin to acclimatise slowly over the first few days the skin is less likely to burn, and for those wanting a tan it is likely to last longer.
Should I avoid the sun at any time?
Ensure you avoid sunny places between 11-3 and instead look for a nice place in the shade as UV light at this time is very strong.
Why are After Sun products important?
After Sun products play a part in a good sun care regime as they help counter the drying effects of the sun and wind. They are specifically formulated to cool, soothe and moisturise the skin and help to prevent peeling. Some contain self-tan ingredients to help you maintain a visible tan for longer.
Why not try NIVEA SUN® After Sun Bronze Tan Prolonging Lotion 200ml
What advice does NIVEA Sun have for babies’ sun protection?
We recommend NIVEA Sun Baby for babies and toddlers up to 3 years.
Keeping babies completely out of the sun is impossible, therefore NIVEA Sun Baby 50+ Sun Lotion is designed for protection from reflected light which is almost impossible to avoid.
All babies under one year should be kept out of direct sunlight at all times, and children under the age of two should be encouraged to stay in the shade.
T-shirts and brimmed hat should always be worn.
Why not try Nivea NIVEA SUN® Baby Caring Sun Lotion 50+ Very High 200ml
What advice does NIVEA Sun have for children’s sun protection?
We recommend NIVEA Sun Children’s for 3 years upwards.
As it is difficult to stop children from playing in the sun their skin needs extra protection. The use of high protection sun products is essential if children are to be protected from the sun and to reduce the risk of long term skin damage.
NIVEA Sun recommends that children should always wear t-shirts and brimmed hats, and should be encouraged to play in the shade.