Protecting your face from the summer sun


During the hotter months of the year you will find that you need protection from the sun each and every day – whether you’re spending time with the family at the beach on the sunniest days, or just out and about on overcast days. Protecting our skin is imperative and that includes the delicate skin on our face which spends a lot of time exposed to the elements – and dare we say, shows the effects of sun damage more than probably any part of the body.

To protect your face from the effects of the sun, like the rest of us, you probably rub around some of the family sunscreen, slip on some sunnies, and pop on a hat. Then you endure that sticky feeling from the sunscreen, as your sunnies slip off from the greasiness and your hair constantly sticks to your face! It’s not a great look and the sunscreen that you use on the rest of your body never really seems to be the best choice for your face. But it’s not like we can stay inside all summer!

Why our face needs extra protection

Your facial skin is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body and is consistently exposed to UV. This means that your facial skin can be more sensitive, prone to dryness and irritation which is why it needs a lot of protection and care. Damaging UV rays can also:

  • Decrease its elasticity
  • Increase the formation of wrinkles
  • Result in pigment disorders occurring, known as ‘age spots’
  • And increase the risk of skin cancer

Protecting your face from the sun

NIVEA SUN UV Face SPF50 will protect facial skin at the beach and overcast days, so you can enjoy the sun’s rays without worrying.

The new NIVEA SUN UV FACE SPF50 range is especially designed for facial skin, for everyday effective SPF50 sun protection with a 0% sticky feeling. The UV Face range utilises naturally derived antioxidants that support your facial skin to protect itself from sun damages.

NIVEA SUN UV FACE Shine Control SPF50 contains effective UVA and UVB protective filters that protects the skin against sunburn and premature skin ageing. This hydrating formula gives an instant and long lasting mattifying effect absorbing oil from the skins surface.

NIVEA SUN UV FACE BB Cream SPF50 contains effective UVA and UVB protective filters that protects the skin against sunburn and premature skin ageing. Whilst the light and non-greasy tinted sunscreen adapts to every skin tone, with pigments.

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Always read the label. Use only as directed.

Protect your skin, love the beach

NIVEA know that reefs are suffering at the hands of global climate change due to rising ocean temperatures, as the stress of warm water causes corals to bleach. In addition, studies have shown that the UV filters Oxybenzone and Octinoxate can have a negative impact on coral reefs. As a result, the Hawaii Reef Bill proposes to ban the two UV filters Oxybenzone and Octinoxate from January 2021. NIVEA SUN sunscreens do not contain these two UV filters.

This article was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ, for NIVEA SUN.

*Source: Euromonitor International Limited; NIVEA in the category Sun Care,incl. Sun Protection, Aftersun & Self Tanning; in retail value terms, 2017. Always read the label. Use only as directed.

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  1. SarahBlair 06/01/2019 at 10:11 pm

    The video is really interesting, it’s incredible to see how seemingly ‘perfect’ skin can still have a lot of underlying damage from the sun that we cannot see now but will become apparent as we age! A real eye opener!!

  2. dawnblyth 06/01/2019 at 10:04 pm

    It is interesting to see there are now sunscreens for your face. I tend to buy one general sunscreen that can be used by the whole family on the whole body.

  3. Shelz69 06/01/2019 at 12:53 pm

    I was in a rush the other day to meet for a walk and it was a cloudy day and just ran out the door. Everyone was very well prepared and had hats and put sunscreen on but not me. I usually are very good at this but I was just so busy and running late. Needless to say the clouds went away and the sun beat down and after a two hour walk by face and head are burnt. I feel really bad about neglecting myself in this way and not taking the time to think about myself. So don’t be like me, and take that 10 seconds to apply sunscreen, even if you are busy and it is cloudy

  4. Alezandra 04/01/2019 at 8:40 pm

    I always have a separate Face UV protection cream that i put on and not only during the summer or sunny periods. For some reason, it just became a habit to put on the face cream. It’s good to get into the habit then you won’t feel like it’s a chore.

  5. Shorrty4life1 03/01/2019 at 4:51 pm

    This was a great read. I’m shocking at wearing a sun hat and sunglasses but I know I’ll pay for it if I don’t so have started recently being more sensible and not worrying what I look like with sunnies and a hat as long as I’m protected from the sun.

  6. MuddledUpMolly 21/12/2018 at 4:57 pm

    My Mum has always been on to me and my siblings about sun safety as she was burnt quite severely as a child. I must admit I am not terribly great at sunscreening my entire body but I do my face and arms and shoulders as often as possible and I am very consistent with the kids to prevent them burning.

  7. Mands1980 20/12/2018 at 8:32 pm

    These Nivea sunscreens sound great it’s something I don’t do enough. I have in the past just used normal sunscreen on my face but might try one of these there is nothing worse than a shiny face that looks greasy from the sunscreen.

  8. Bevik1971 19/12/2018 at 12:59 pm

    I have always been very careful about protecting my face and keeping out of the sun, I was burned by fire as a small baby and had several dermabrasion operations when was was a teenager. The specialists always told me to keep my face protected and out of the sun, so I did. I really think it has saved my skin too as I’m turning 47 on Friday 🙂 and my skin is actually really good for my age. So it definitely is worth looking after it and being sun wise.

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