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.
For more visit www.nivea.com.au
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.
Read more on Kidspot:
- Are you fully protecting yourself in the sun this summer?
- Don’t forget the sunscreen!
- The importance of moisturising skin in summer