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A facial sunscreen to protect and soothe sensitive and dry skin
UV light is the main cause of sun-induced skin damage, but high-energy visible (HEVIS) light can also induce free radicals that cause further stress to skin. Eucerin® Sun Face Sensitive Protect Cream SPF 50+ is an everyday facial sunscreen that protects and soothes sensitive and dry skin.
The sunscreen for sensitive facial skin also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism. Unperfumed − and with a light, creamy texture −EUCERIN Sun Face Sensitive Protect Cream SPF 50+ is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for sensitive, even atopic skin.
(1) Meeting the high standards for UVA and UVB protection defined by Cosmetics Europe. The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU recommendation.
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Choose a product that offers the right level of protection for your skin. It should protect against UVA and UVB rays and offer HEVIS light defense. It should also be tailored to your skin type and condition.
It’s important to use sufficient product and to reapply it at regular intervals. You can use your palm to measure how much product to use. We recommend that, to cover your face, neck and décolleté, you use a thick line of sunscreen that stretches from the tip of your middle finger down to your wrist.
Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget your ears, the back of your neck and, if you’re bald or have thinning hair, your scalp.
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Licochalcone A is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing ingredient. It is derived from the root of the Chinese Licorice plant (Glycyrrhiza Inflata) which uses natural compounds to protect its cells from excessive sunlight. When used in skincare products, Licochalcone A works to reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals that negatively influence skin cells and accelerate the aging process. It helps to protect the deeper epidermal skin layers from sun-induced effects.
Glycyrrhetinic Acid is derived from the roots of the Chinese Licorice plant − Glycyrrhiza Glabra − and is known for its antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. It helps to protect the skin cells in the deeper epidermal layers from harmful UV-induced free radicals and supports skin´s own DNA repair mechanism.
How do I know which SPF to use?
Sunscreens are available in four different levels of protection: low (factor 6 to 10), medium (15 to 25), high (30 to 50) and very high (50+). The higher the protection factor the better your skin is protected, but it’s important to apply the product thoroughly (be careful not to miss any bits) and to reapply it generously every two hours.
Why does sensitive skin need special sun protection?
Sensitive skin has a weakened protective barrier. It is less able to bind in the moisture that it needs and is more vulnerable to external irritants. One of those external irritants is the sun’s rays which causes skin to dry out further and become red and irritable. Sensitive facial skin is particularly vulnerable to sun damage because it is thinner than skin elsewhere on the body and is also more frequently exposed because it is not covered with clothing. Sensitive facial skin benefits from sun protection that has been specially formulated to soothe as well as protect. You can find out more about how to care for sensitive skin in our article on how to recognize and protect sensitive facial skin.
What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
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 can also provoke allergies, but to a lesser degree.
UVB rays provide the energy your skin needs to make Vitamin D and stimulate the production of melanin which is responsible for tanning. They 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.
What is high-energy visible light and why does my skin need to be protected from it?
The sunlight spectrum consists of UV, visible and infrared light. Visible sunlight can be detected by the human eye, while the others remain invisible. Part of this visible spectrum has a high energy level and is known as high-energy visible light. It is also referred to as HEVIS light, HEV Light, HEVL and sometimes ‘blue light’ or ‘blue violet light’.
Like UVA rays, HEVIS light penetrates the deeper layers of skin (the dermis) and can generate free radicals. These free radicals are one of the main causes of photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun). They interfere with skin cells and break down the collagen and elastin that gives our skin its plump, youthful appearance. HEVIS light has also been linked to uneven skin pigmentation and melasma.
Many modern sunscreens offer effective protection against UVA and UVB rays, but we recommend that you look out for products that also defend against the negative effects of HEVIS light. These products will give your skin reliable protection from photoaging and, in the long run, can also help to combat visible signs of skin aging such as wrinkles.
Why should I integrate sun face care into my daily routine?
Facial skin is more sensitive to UVA/UVB radiation and HEVIS light than skin on the rest of the body as it exposed to sun all year round. Sun protection can help you avoid cellular DNA damage, photoaging(premature aging caused by the sun) and hyperpigmentation. It is important to protect facial skin whenever it is exposed to the sun.