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What is SPF?

What is SPF?
4th August 2016 Kate Stevens
In Skincare

What does SPF, UVA & UVB actually mean? And how does the sun damage our skin when unprotected? In this guide we will answer a few facts for you.

What is an SPF?

SPF quite simply means sun protection factor. The good people at the British Association of Dermatologist say; “SPF is more accurately the sun burn protection factor, as it primarily shows the level of protection against UVB, not the protection against UVA”.

What’s the difference betwen UVA & UVB?

Harmful UVA and UVB rays are present on a daily basis, whether you are sat directly in the sun or the shade. Ultra Violet A is what we associate with premature skin ageing and wrinkles. Long term exposure affects the elastin in the skin, making it sag and deepen wrinkles. Ultra Violet B is what causes sunburn and subsequently the damage that can cause skin cancer.

What is the best way of protecting our skin and keeping it healthy for the future?

To answer plainly, using a medium-strength SPF daily. When applied, SPF creates a barrier over your skin helping to block the damaging effects of UV rays.

Our SPF15 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser is an excellent solution to protecting your face daily and ensuring that you take those essential steps to ensure your skin is happy:

  • It defends your skin from daily sun exposure with both UVA and UVB filters.
  • Has the added bonus of Q10 technology and Vitamin E that targets fine lines and wrinkles for younger and firmer looking skin.
  • It is also blended with Cocoa Butter & Jojoba oil which helps soothe and condition skin.

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