- Generously apply sunscreen with SPF15 or higher to protect your skin against the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays
- Re-apply sunscreen as often as hourly or at least every 2 hours
- Remember to provide your lips with protection too by using a lipbalm with an SPF 15 or higher
Should I use a moisturiser with SPF protection daily?
Yes. You’re exposed to the damage causing UV-rays of the sun year round.
What is SPF?
SPF is the Sun Protection Factor, a number that determines the amount of time it takes to develop a sunburn on unprotected skin. If a person starts turning red in 10 minutes when not wearing sunscreen, a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 will prevent reddening for 150 minutes.
How do I determine my skin type?
Do you easily get sunburned?
You will need a product that offers strong protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, such as the SunLab Face Anti-Aging SPF50 and any of the SunLab sprays with SPF50.
Do you get sunburned moderately?
When sunburn sets in slower and you’re able to achieve a gradual tan, you still need protection from the sun that can be achieved by any of the SunLab products with SPF 30 – SPF 50.
Do you rarely get sunburned?
Even if so, it is still important to keep your skin safe from the sun’s harmful rays to prevent premature ageing. Try using any of the SunLab products with SPF30 or higher.
Do I need to take extra precaution in the sun if I’m taking medication?
An increased sensitivity to sun exposure is a side effect of many types of medication including antibiotics and certain blood pressure medicines and anti-depressants. Your physician will be able to advise you on the best care to take when in the sun.
At what age should my baby begin wearing a product with SPF?
Direct sunlight should be avoided by babies under the age of 6 months. Babies should be kept out of direct sunlight, protective clothing, sunglasses and a hat with a brim should be used. Keep babies out of the sun between 10:00 and 15:00. For babies 6 -12 months sunscreen should be used. Limit exposure times and use protective clothing, hats and sunglasses.