SPF – the Lowdown

SPF = Sun Protection Factor

SPF 15

SPF 30

SPF 50

SPF 100

No Sunscreen can  block 100% of the Sun’s UVB Rays





Experts are concerned that using too high an SPF may make people spend longer in the sun,  thinking they are getting extra protection.
So go for an SPF of at least 30 and follow these tips :-
  • Apply 30 minutes before going outside
  • Ensure you use enough to start with – a shot glass full, 2 tbsp per use
  • Re-apply frequently (every 2 hours or more if swimming)
  • Use extra protection – Shade, Hats, Sunglasses and clothing

Why do we need sunscreen?

  1. The depletion of the Ozone layer has increased the risk of sun damage from the Sun’s harmful UV Rays
  2. To prevent premature ageing of the skin
  3. To help prevent Skin discoloration and dark spots from Sun damage
  4. To lower the risk of skin cancer

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