Premature ageing, redness, wrinkles, just some of the reasons why it’s important to wear SPF every day!
There is a common misconception that SPF is only needed in the summer months or when you are going on holiday, however most skin damage happens in daily life (even on a cloudy day!).
When it comes to skin health, sunscreen should be your go-to product to help prevent skin damage caused by sun exposure.
WHAT DOES SPF MEAN?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The number associated with your SPF i.e. SPF 30 indicates how long the sun’s UVB ray’s would take to cause redness (burning) to your skin vs. the amount of time without wearing sunscreen.
For example if you apply an SPF 30 exactly as directed it would take you 30 times longer to burn vs. wearing no sunscreen.
WHY SHOULD YOU WEAR SPF EVERY DAY?
Most of us know to pack sunscreen when going on holiday to avoid sunburn in hotter climates, however SPF should be worn all year round to protect the skin against exposure and harmful damage from two types of UV light:
- UVA (long-wave) causes ageing, sagging and premature wrinkle
- UVB (shortwave) causes sunburn, skin damage and pigmentation
Tip: An easy way to remember the effects of UV light is UVA causes Ageing and UVB causes Burning.
But the weather is cloudy and overcast...
Even if you can’t see it, the sun is always there and always rises. Up to 80% of the sun’s rays can pass through clouds and UV radiation can still cause skin damage. Make sure you stay protected come rain or shine!
I’m not going outside today so I don’t need it....
Wrong! UV rays can pass through windows of your house and even your car.
WHO SHOULD USE SPF?
Everyone! Skin is damaged by sun exposure over your lifetime whether or not you burn so it’s important to stay protected.
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?
Everyday! It is recommended to apply 30 minutes before sun exposure and then reapply every two hours during sun exposure.
WHAT IS BROAD SPECTRUM PROTECTION?
Broad spectrum protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. You can shop the Hello Sunday range in confidence knowing all of our protects contain broad spectrum protection.
HOW CAN THE HELLO SUNDAY RANGE PROTECT MY SKIN?
At Hello Sunday we care about protecting your skin… all day, every day, 365 days a year. We’ve created SPF solutions for all seasons, all weather and for all skin types. Shop head to toe high SPF protection for face, body, hand and lips.