Sun protection

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.

It appears that people do not use anything against to protect themselves against the UV rays of the sun, unless they go to the beach. Many people do not like to apply a sunscreen especially on the face because it sticks, feels greasy, causes breakouts, etc.

Daily UV protection is important

Daily sun protection 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.

What you need to know about UV rays

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 goes through clothing and through glass. So even if you’re in the car or in the office close to the window, you’ll be dealing with UVA rays.

UVB rays

UVB rays gives an effect in the short term. This radiation causes the redness (burning) of the skin. The UVB rays of the sun damage the outer layer of the skin and cause sunburn and skin cancer. UVB rays do not go through clothing and glass.

UVC rays

UVC rays are completely stopped by the atmosphere.

Broad spectrum

It is therefore of great importance to use a sun protection product that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. We call this broad spectrum protection, both protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Sun 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).