Sunscreen – the all-year product
The sun lets us enjoy ourselves and makes our days so much more fun. And yet, concerning our skin, it can be so dangerous. Whether you are on summer holidays on the beach or enjoy sunny winter days on the slopes – don’t forget the right sunscreen. Read why sunscreen is essential all year round, what factors to consider when buying sun products and how to apply them correctly.
What makes sunscreen important?
Anyone who thinks that sunscreen is only important in summer is mistaken. The sun's harmful UV rays are present all year round and can have negative consequences for our skin in both summer and winter. Climate change in particular which is responsible for extreme weather phenomena, further exacerbates the potential damage caused by UV radiation. The consequences range from premature skin ageing and the formation of pigmentation spots to serious health problems such as skin cancer. The use of the right sunscreen should therefore be integrated into your daily skincare routine - regardless of the current season or the weather conditions. This is the only way to avoid long-term damage to the skin from too much sun exposure.
The consequences of unprotected skin
As mentioned above, there can be various consequences of UV-damaged skin. If sunscreen is neglected in your skincare routine, you risk not only skin damages from sunburn, but also negative consequences that reach deep into the skin structure. As UV rays act directly on the collagen fibres and skin cells, premature skin ageing is accelerated and becomes apparent in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity. Another sign of UV-induced skin damage is an impaired skin appearance due to uneven pigmentation. In the worst cases, neglected sunscreen can even lead to skin cancer. In this case, the damage caused by UV rays reaches into the cells of the skin and triggers genetic changes and malignant tumours. The use of sunscreen should therefore always be seen as a preventative measure and plays an essential role in skin care from an early age.
Important factors when buying sunscreen
To ensure effective protection against harmful UV rays, you should pay attention to various factors when buying sun products:
- UV filter: UV filters act as a barrier that absorb or reflect the sun's rays before they reach the skin. An effective UV filter is therefore crucial for effective sunscreen. You should always make sure that your sun products offer broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. While UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and contribute to premature skin ageing, UVB rays are particularly responsible for sunburns, which can lead to skin cancer in the long term.
- SPF: The sun protection factor indicates how well a product protects against UVB rays. The higher the SPF, the stronger the protection. However, the SPF does not offer a universal formula - the duration of sunbathing should therefore always be based on your own skin type. Sensitive skin usually requires a higher SPF and several reapplications.
- Water resistance: Whether you are swimming or sweating during sport, we strongly recommend using a waterproof sunscreen, as these products offer longer protection. Of course, reapplying is also crucial when using water resistant sun cream.
- Avoid harmful ingredients: By ensuring that your choice of sun products is free from harmful substances such as parabens, paraffins, fragrances etc., you can avoid skin irritation and allergic reactions. It is also a preventative measure against possible long-term health risks.
How do I apply sunscreen correctly?
When it comes to the correct application of your sunscreen, the quantity is crucial. It is recommended to use about a handful of sun cream for the entire body. To ensure that every area is sufficiently covered, you should divide the application into several layers. You should also make sure to apply the sun cream evenly and not forget areas such as ears, neck, hands, and feet. As the effectiveness of sunscreen decreases over time, it is important to reapply the products regularly. Ideally, you should therefore reapply every two hours or after any water activity (swimming, sport session, etc.). Finally, you should keep an eye on the expiry date, as this can decrease the effectiveness of the sunscreen.
VINOBLE COSMETICS sunscreen
VINOBLE COSMETICS has been ranked as the 3rd best sun products in the world. For our new generation of sunscreen, we have carried out extensive research in order to develop optimal protection without potentially critical ingredients. Our products are therefore free from microplastics, silicones, mineral oils, paraffins, PEG/PPG emulsifiers, nanoparticles, making them ideal for the whole family. A special UV filter system is used in the manufacturing process to make sure that your skin is optimally protected against the negative effects of UVA + UVB radiation. Our products also protect against light-related skin aging and the consequences of infrared and blue light, which is emitted by computers and mobile devices. Due to the fast-absorbing formula that is oil free and non-sticky the product is ideal for all outdoor recreational activities. With our reef-friendly formulation, we also help protecting the flora and fauna of our oceans.