How to stay sun safe

Written by Lisa

Sun’s out, sunscreen’s out. Keep your family safe with our SPF summer tips. We’ve got you covered.


As we face of another long, hot, dry summer, sun protection has never been more important (especially in cloudy, smoky weather). Sun protection should be a part of everyone’s everyday skin routine to help prevent visible signs of premature ageing and serious skin damage. Make sure you know your facts to keep everyone you love safe. 

 

A sun safe Summer

 Safeguard skin with these three essentials

1. FOR FACE

Daily Defense

Ultra Care+ Smart Shield SPF 50

Smart Shield with multi-Defence Complex

Apply Smart Shield to face, neck and décolletage after or in place of your regular daily moisturiser for both UV and pollution protection

2. FOR BODY

SPF Protection

Sun Days SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion

Apply SPF50+ formula liberally and frequently to face, neck and body. Re-apply regularly after swimming.

3. POST SUN

Aftercare

Sun Days After Sun Moisturiser

Sun Days after sun

Apply after sun exposure to cool, calm and rehydrate sun-exposed skin. Keep in the fridge for extra soothing and cooling benefits.

 

Why choose Sun Days?

All our sunscreen formulas are TGA approved

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is the Australian Government's regulatory authority to make sure products are safe. Sunscreen products with the claim SPF 15 are regulated by TGA. The Australia & New Zealand tests are the strictest in the world due to our unique climate. Nutrimetics Sun days SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion was tested in a leading Australian testing lab to comply with SPF 50+ standards.

 

In accordance with TGA rules, Sun Days sunscreen is:

1. Made in a TGA accredited manufacturing facility

2. All product claims and directions are directed by TGA sunscreen regulation

3. The sunscreen actives are tested throughout the shelf life of the product to meet the levels listed on the label

 

Did you know?

SPF50

Blocks out 98% of UV rays.

SPF50+

The plus sign means that the SPF is significantly higher than 50. To qualify, the test result must be 60 or higher. Both Sun Days and Smart Shield meet these requirements.

 

Sun Days is also ‘Reef safe

While the term ‘reef safe’ is not yet regulated, it refers to sunscreens formulated without oxybenzone and octinoxate. One 2015 study found oxybenzone and octinoxate cause irreparable damage to the world’s coral reefs. Sun Days SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion provides very high protection (SPF 50+) and it DOES NOT contain the sunscreen actives that affect marine coral life. Hawaii has just passed legislation to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, beginning January 2021. We hope Australia is next in line.

 

Sunscreen every day

Remember these nine top tips to ensure effectiveness of Sun Days Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+.

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1. You can burn in shade

Apply SPF every day, all year-round and even in cloudy weather. Take precautions and carry Sun Days everywhere.

 

2. More is more

There’s a good chance you’re not applying enough. Adults use about a teaspoon (5 squirts for lotion) for the face, neck and ears, a teaspoon for each arm and leg, a teaspoon for the front and back of the body. Reduce this amount very slightly for kids.

 

3. Don’t miss a spot

Remember to apply to eyes, scalp, lips, hands and feet.

 

4. The 20 minute rule

Heading outside? Apply 20 minutes beforehand so it has more time to absorb and bind to skin.

 

5. Re-apply after two hours

Or after swimming, exercising, working or playing outdoors. Be especially vigilant particularly if you’re at the beach, park or in any direct sunlight.

 

6. Avoid Peak Hours

The sun’s UV rays are the strongest between 10AM and 4PM. Limit direct exposure during this time if you can.

 

7. Look for shade

Sit under a tree or bring an umbrella or tent to the beach or park. You should still wear sunscreen even if you’re in a shaded spot.

 

8. Look out for the UV Index.

You can usually find the UV index indicated in your weather report.

 

9. Layer up

When UV levels are three or above, Sun Days should always be used with other forms of sun protection such as protective clothing, a hat and sunglasses.

 

Stock up on the best protection now and shop Sun Days here. 

 

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