SUN SAFETY

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How sunscreen works

Protect against sunburn & skin cancer

It’s important for everyone to spend some time in the sun. Our bodies need enough Vitamin D to help produce calcium for healthy bones.

However, regular or excessive exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays in the sun will accelerate the ageing process. It also increases the chances of developing sun spots, moles and even skin cancer. So it is important to wear sunscreen with a high SPF to shield your skin from harmful UV rays, protect against sunburn and slow the ageing process.

Sun safety is a real concern to us: it’s why we invest heavily in skin research.

NIVEA’s scientific research team were the first to produce a sunscreen with UV filters, in 1933, and we have been innovating ever since. Learn more about our high quality sunscreens, and how to be sun smart, through our expert advice and informative articles below.

See how sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays and sun damage

Sun safety

See how sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays and sun damage.

NIVEA Sun has teamed up with American artist Thomas Leveritt, renowned for his ground breaking video ‘How the sun sees you’ that raised the awareness of the importance of sun protection. Together, NIVEA and Leveritt have created a new video that uses an ultraviolet (UV) camera to demonstrate how sunscreen protects skin from UV rays, protecting against sunburn.

By sharing this important sun safety knowledge, NIVEA are encouraging people to take care of themselves and one another with sun protection when outside in the sunshine.

When using sunscreens, remember to always read the label and use only as directed.

YOUR SUN SAFETY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

See the answers to these common questions, plus read more here.

1WHAT IS SUNBURN? IS IT A REAL BURN?
2WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UVA & UVB?
UVA rays reach a deeper layer of your skin and over time can affect your skin’s structure, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. UVB rays impact the top layer of skin, causing sunburn which can lead to skin cancer. Think A for ageing and B for burning. Broad-spectrum sunscreens like the NIVEA SUN Ultra Sport and Ultra Beach, protect you from both UVA and UVB sun rays.
3WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPF 30 & SPF 50+?
4WHY DO I NEED MOISTURISER IN MY SUNSCREEN?
Moisturising ingredients like Vitamin E help to maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier against the outside environment. Dry skin is more likely to crack, which not only makes it more susceptible to the sun’s UV rays, but makes it less able to retain moisture and keep that protective barrier strong. Use a moisturising sunscreen from the NIVEA Sun range to keep you protected.
5WHAT IS THE UV INDEX?

Guess who registered the first sunscreen with UV Filters?

NIVEA did, in 1933. We’ve been leading the way in sun care ever since.

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