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Choose a product that offers the right level of protection for your skin. It should protect against UVB and UVA rays and be suitable for your skin condition.
It’s important to use a sufficient amount of product, which is 2mg per cm2 of skin and reapply it at regular intervals. You can use your finger to roughly measure how much you need. A finger length equates to roughly two grams of product. For additional details, refer to the instructions on the product leaflet. Apply as follows: Face: ½ finger length ca. 1g Neck: ½ finger length ca. 1g Scalp: 1 finger length ca. 2g Décolleté: ½ finger length ca. 1g Per forearm: 1 finger length ca. 2g Per back of hand: ½ finger length ca. 1g
Ensure that all exposed areas get the protection they need. Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget the ears, the back of the neck, the back and shoulders, the backs of the arms, the hands and feet and the areas at the edges of swimwear. Eucerin research1 indicates that, on average, approximately 14% of the back of the female body and 22% of the back of the male body is often exposed to the sun’s rays without any protection whatsoever. It is therefore important to not overlook any area. 1 Internal Beiersdorf study of 2016 on the use of sun protection amongst a sample of 52 (29 women, 23 men)
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What is the difference between UVA and UVB?
UVA rays penetrate the deeper layers of skin. They stimulate the production of free radicals in the skin which cause oxidative stress and can lead to indirect DNA damage where the free radicals modify cellular DNA over time. UVA rays are most commonly associated with photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun). They can also trigger sun allergies such as Polymorphous Light Eruption (PLE).
UVB rays provide the energy your skin needs to make Vitamin D and stimulate the production of melanin which is skin’s own protection process to reduce cell damage and is responsible for tanning. UVB rays don’t travel as deeply as UVA rays, penetrating only the outermost layers of skin, but they cause more immediate damage such as sunburn. UVB rays are directly absorbed by cellular DNA which can lead to skin diseases such as actinic keratosis and skin cancer.
Both types of UV can induce hyperpigmentation and may contribute to conditions such as sun spots (also known as age spots) and melasma.
Why is it important to apply and reapply sun protection thoroughly and regularly?
We tend to significantly under-apply protection to vital areas such as the face, neck, head, nose and scalp, which are key areas for over-exposure to harmful UVB and UVA rays. In fact, our study found that men leave 13% of the exposed body’s surface uncovered1 when applying protection.
It is therefore important to apply sun protection evenly to the face and sun-exposed areas of the body. The specified protection factor is only achieved with an applied amount of 2 mg per cm2. Wait for the product to be absorbed first before applying other cosmetic products. Reapply every two hours during sun exposure.
Use finger-length amounts to determine the correct dosage. A finger length equates to roughly two grams of product. Apply as follows:
How can I protect my body from the sun?
Adopting a sensible attitude to the sun is the best way to minimize the risk of sun damage to skin:
How do I know if Actinic Control MD SPF 100 is right for my skin?
Use this product if…
- You’re looking for very high sun protection to prevent actinic keratosis or non-melanoma skin cancer.
- You’re looking for very high sun protection as adjunctive to your treatment for actinic keratosis.
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