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Sun Protection Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ 50ml
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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ 50ml

Sun Protection Face, Sun Protection Body, Anti-Age, Repairing, Moisturising, Anti-Pollution, Calming, Glow, Nourishing, Scented, Fragrance Free, Paraben Free, SPF, Alcohol Free, Mineral Oil Free, UVA Protection, UVB Protection, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Vitamins

£10.89£9.79

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SUN PROTECTION

FAQ

Sun cream contains filters that prevent UV radiation reaching your skin. There are physical and chemical filters.

Physical filters consist of small particles that help filter out UV radiation.

Chemical filters have molecules that absorb UV radiation and convert it into harmless radiation through a chemical reaction.

Different filters protect differently against UVA and UVB radiation, and a combination of those filters may often be required to achieve adequate protection.

You should apply plenty of sun cream. The most common mistake when it comes to using sun cream is to use too little.

For an adult, about 35 grams of sunscreen should be used, which is equivalent to about 6 teaspoons. Using a smaller amount reduces the protection you receive. If you read the fine print on the packaging, a recommended amount is often stated on the bottle.

Start by applying some before you go out. Remember that swimming and vigorous drying with towels means that the sun cream gradually disappears from your skin. So it’s important to apply more cream after a while. Aim to top up your protection every two hours.

Three tips when buying sunscreen

UVA rays: 95% of the UV rays that reach us are UVA rays. UVA radiation increases the risk of skin cancer, but is also one of the culprits behind skin ageing. UVA rays cause skin to lose elasticity prematurely. They can also cause heat rashes and pigmentation spots.

UVB rays: 5% of the UV rays that reach us are UVB rays, which give us a tan, but can also burn our skin. The risk of skin cancer increases when you burn your skin in the sun.

Foam, lotion, spray, SPF fluid – the range on the shelves seems endless for sun protection. Some common types to choose from are:

  • Sun mousse/foam is very similar to hair mousse in consistency and is usually a popular choice for children. It's easy to apply and dose, and many of them are also water resistant.

  • Sun cream and sun lotions are the classic version. A cream is a little richer and thicker in consistency than a lotion. Lotions are more runny. * There are also gel lotions, which are a hybrid between gel and lotion and are a little less runny than a lotion, but still have a light consistency and are easy to apply.

  • Sun spray and sun fluid are fully liquid products. These are usually very easy to apply via a spray nozzle. However, it's difficult to dose correctly.

A relatively large amount is required for the sunscreen to reach the level of protection indicated on the packaging. If you use a sun spray or sun fluid, make sure you apply it in several layers.

Even if you don't intend to go swimming and prefer to just lie in the sun, water-resistant products stay on better. If you’re going to be at the beach and swim a lot, we recommend going for a sunscreen that lasts a couple of dips. And don't forget to reapply your sunscreen regularly for long-lasting protection.

If you want further guidance on UV protection, please refer to this guide from NHS.

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