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Friday, April 22, 2011

NIVEA Sun Care: Are You Sun Protected This Summer?

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The heat is on! Have you planned your activities for the entire summer already? As for me, even before we felt the intense heat, we've had two summer getaways already. My husband and I love going to the beach. And when we brought our son to Boracay, we noticed that he enjoys the sun too.


Boracay

Boracay 2011

Splash Island

Splash Island 2011


Before hitting Boracay, I bought this Nivea Sunblock Lotion for Kids with SPF 50 PA++. I chose this because it's formulated for children's delicate skin, water-resistant, has high SPF and is safe to be applied on the face. I didn't have bring separate products for us because it's already perfect for my sensitive skin.


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When I was forcing my husband to put on sunblock before going to the water, he said "I can't understand what this Sunblock is for?". Well, for those who doesn't know:


Sunscreen filters the light from the sun so that less of it reaches the deeper layers of your skin. Like a screen door, some light penetrates, but not as much as if the door wasn't present. Sunblock, on the other hand, reflects or scatters the light away so that it doesn't reach the skin at all. The portion of the sunlight that is filtered or blocked is ultraviolet radiation. There are three regions of ultraviolet light.
  • UV-A penetrates deeply into the skin and can lead to cancer and premature skin aging.
  • UV-B is involved in tanning and burning of your skin.
  • UV-C is completely absorbed by the earth's atmosphere.



As for the SPF, it stands for Sun Protection Factor. The number indicated in the packaging (ex. SPF 50) helps you determine the length of time you can stay under the sun before getting a sunburn. Since sunburns are caused by UV-B radiation, SPF does not indicate protection from UV-A, which can cause cancer and premature aging of the skin.

According to Chemistry.Com, your skin has a natural SPF, partially determined by how much melanin you have, or how darkly pigmented your skin is. The SPF is a multiplication factor. If you can stay out in the sun 15 minutes before burning, using a sunscreen with an SPF of 10 would allow you to resist the burn for 10x longer or 150 minutes.

Although the SPF only applies to UV-B, the labels of most products indicate if they offer broad spectrum protection. This NIVEA product I bought offers protection against UVA and UVB.



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Summer is still long so we need to protect our skin every time we get exposed to the sun. Thanks to NIVEA for giving me more supplies this summer!

2 comments:

sugar sugar said...

thank you for this post. i agree sun block is a MUST have during summer especially since the phils. is a tropical country.

the first picture is super cute btw. :)

Askmewhats said...

at least magamit mo kay Liam yung for Kids! :) I am tempted to use it for myself kasi feeling "kid"ako lol!

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