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Protect your skin from the sun's rays with sunscreen.
Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun's rays. The cream makes your skin burn less quickly and age less quickly, reducing the risk of skin cancer. The higher the protection factor (SPF), the better the protection.
Which sunscreen should I choose?
There are many different types of sunscreen available. Which one is right for you depends on your preference; what do you like (spray or cream), or what do you think smells good. When buying sunscreen, you must choose the correct protection factor for your skin type. The protection factor is indicated by Sun Protection Factor (SPF) on the packaging. The choice of protection factor depends on your skin type.
Which sunscreen for children?
There are sunscreen products that have been specially developed for children. Often these products have fewer added substances, such as perfume. This is good because a child's skin is a lot thinner than that of an adult. This makes children's skin extra vulnerable to the sun and irritations. Apply sunscreen to your children with at least factor 30 and keep them out of direct sunlight.
Facts about sunscreen
Valuable facts about sunscreen. Did you know that...
- You should reapply every 2 hours? Or more often after sweating, swimming, drying off, or exercising.
- You should still apply sunscreen in the shade or overcast. Otherwise, you will burn. Shade reduces the harmful effect of UV radiation but does not eliminate it.
- Sunscreen does not have an unlimited shelf life? After opening, it can be used for up to 12 months. After the bottle has been opened or has come into contact with high temperatures, the sunscreen does not protect. Therefore, do not store sunscreen for too long and do not leave it in the full sun or a hot car.
- A child's skin needs extra protection from the sun? Because children are growing, cell division occurs rapidly in them. A child's skin has insufficient time to recover from sunburn. Burns leave scars on the skin cells. These scars you carry with you throughout your life. The more "scars," the greater the risk of skin cancer later in life. Good sun protection is therefore essential for children.
- You can get a tan even with a high factor?