Sun protection

Skin cancer fastest growing type of cancer

Sun protection is becoming increasingly important in daily life. The figures about the number of skin cancer cases are shockingly high, every year there are more cases of skin cancer and the number continues to rise. This makes skin cancer the most rapidly growing cancer type in the Netherlands.

In practice it appears that people do not rub anything against the sun, unless they go to the beach or lie down and sunbathe. Sun protection is almost never used during daily outdoor activities. Many people do not like to apply a cream to the face because it sticks, greasy to the touch, etc.

Daily UV protection is important

Daily protection of the face against sunburn is important, especially during (outdoor) activities. Because skin damage does not only occur on a sunny day on the beach, but also during daily activities outside or around the house.

But why is it so important to protect yourself against the sun every day, even on cloudy days?

Read the following articles with answers to, among other things, the above question why it is so important to protect every day against the sun.

UV Radiation

The sun emits Ultraviolet Radiation (UV), this UV radiation consists of 3 different forms, UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

UVA rays

UVA rays form the largest part (95%) of the ultraviolet radiation, they are not felt and penetrate deep into the skin. They are responsible for the long-term harmful effects, such as skin aging (wrinkles and spots) and skin cancer.

UVA rays also occur on cloudy days and go largely through clothing and …

What is SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, this factor tells you how long you can use the product in the sun without burning the UVB radiation.


An average person with light skin gets sunburn after about 10 minutes of sun exposure. When that person uses a cream with SPF 15, he can stay fifteen times longer in the sun, so 150 minutes.

In practice this depends not only on the SPF of the sunscreen product, but also on the …

How does sunscreen work

Sun protection products are available in different shapes, cream, milk, gel, lotion, spray and powder. The products can be divided into two different categories:

Chemical sunscreens

Chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the skin. The chemical filters in the cream absorb the radiation and transform the UV rays into heat. The disadvantage of chemical filters is that the effect of the filter is reduced if one is exposed to UV rays.

In addition, they work best with UVB radiation and offer much less protection against UVA rays.

Mineral sunscreens

Mineral sunscreens in powder form are not absorbed into the skin and remain on the surface of the skin. The product contains two natural ingredients, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. These ingredients work as a kind of mirror and reflect, scatter and block the UVA and UVB rays.

This is exactly how Sunday Brush works!

Protection against UVA rays

The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) does not say anything about the protection against UVA rays, SPF only gives the degree of protection against the UVB rays.

EU regulations

The EU regulations do not standardize this, but do give a recommendation regarding the claim that the product may carry with regard to the protection of UVA rays. The EU recommended that the claimed UVA factor should be at least 1/3 of the claimed SPF factor with a critical wavelength of 370 nm. Products that comply with this have a label on the packaging that consists of a circle containing the letters UVA.

Sunscreens against UVA

Sunscreens that give the best protection against UVA radiation must contain the essential ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.

Sunday Brush contains both ingredients against the harmful effects of UVA rays, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc oxide and is therefore suitable for daily use. In addition to protection against the UVA rays, Sunday Brush also offers protection against UVB rays with a high protection factor of 50 (SPF 50).

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