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Sun protection Sun care tips from Oriflame Sun Zone

Sun rays allow us to produce Vitamin D, which is essential for good general health. Sunlight is also linked with the release of endorphins which improve our mood. So, the sun makes you both happier and healthier.
But too much exposure to UV-radiation from the sun actually damages your skin and interferes with normal skin function. This can lead to premature skin aging and increase the risk of skin cancer

Ultraviolet Radiation

The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) radiation that is divided into 3 categories based on the wavelength:
UVC radiation is almost completely absorbed by the ozone layer and does not affect the skin.
UVC radiation can be found in artificial sources such as mercury are lamps and germicidal lamps.
UVB radiation affects the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, and is the primary agent responsible for
sunburns. It is the most intense between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm when the sunlight is brightest. It is also more intense in the summer months accounting for 70% of a person’s yearly UVB dose. UVB does not penetrate glass.
UVA radiation was once thought to have a minor effect on skin damage, but now studies are showing
that UVA is a major contributor to skin damage.
UVA penetrates deeper into the skin and works more efficiently. UVA radiation is responsible for premature skin ageing, allergies and skin cancer.

 Sun protection

To be protected against those harmful UV rays, an adapted sun protection is a must. The right protection implies knowing which protection you should use according to your skin. To do so, you should select the right SPF that is indicated on the products.
What is the SPF of a product?
SPF or sun protection factor, measures the level of protection against UVB rays. In other words, it indicates how long you may stay in the sun without burning from UVB light. SPF is a sunburn meter allowing tanning with enough sun exposure, simply by following this easy 3 step
1. Estimate the time that your skin could remain exposed without protection before burning. Let’s say for instance, 10 minutes
2. Multiply that number by the SPF factor of the product, for example a SPF: 6*10 = 60
3. The results tells you how many minutes you may stay in the sun without burning = 60 minutes or 1 hour of sun protection without burning;
This calculation is applicable if you follow the rule of avoiding sun exposure between 10H00 till 14H00 pm when sun is the most intense.

How to read the chart?
Step 1: Choose in the horizontal column how you estimate your skin complexion linked to the way your skin reacts to the sun:
If you have a light skin complexion, it corresponds approximately to staying 10 minutes without burning under the sun
If you have a medium skin complexion, it corresponds approximately to staying 20 minutes without burning under the sun
If you have a dark skin complexion, it corresponds approximately to staying 30 minutes without burning under the sun
Step 2: Choose in the vertical rows the SPF of your sun care product
Step 3: Read the result: the conjunction of both steps indicates the total numbers of minutes you are protected from UVB rays. If you feel your skin needs longer protection, carry out the same exercise with a higher SPF.
Remember that this chart gives you an indication and a way to calculate by yourself how long you might be protected from the sun according to the SPF. It is each ’s responsibility to make a personal estimation depending on her/his skin reaction to the sun.
Application of sun protection products
Once you have determined the right SPF according to
your skin needs, you can start applying the sun protection
all over exposed areas of your body:
• Apply sun screen before sun exposure For the average
adult it is recommended to use 5-6 teaspoons of sun
screen for a full body application
• Reapply frequently, especially after swimming, toweling or sweating
• Reapply sun screen every two hours regardless of activity
• Apply sun cream even when the weather is cloudy. As
a rule clouds reduce the amount of UV light on the
surface of the earth. The intensity of UV rays can
however be increased by certain types of cloud
formation by scattering and reflection
• Avoid intensive midday sun between 10.00am and 2.00pm as the sun’s rays are strongest then. By doing so you will reduce your risk of skin damage from sunlight
• Do not expose babies and young children to direct sunlight, wear protective clothing and use lotion for unprotected areas
• For optimal protection, you should even wear sun protection when you are in the shade
• Avoid application of deodorants and/or fragrances before sun exposure as it may lead to dark spots and/ or allergies
• Drink a lot of water since sun exposure may cause dehydration
• Avoid wearing synthetic wear in the summer. Cotton dresses help our skin by absorbing the harmful UV rays from sun
• Light colored clothes are advisable to wear, as the dark shades easily absorb UV rays
• Those who are under medication need to avoid getting exposed to sunlight. This is because most medication react to the hot sun’s UV rays, and it may lead to allergic reactions due to photo-sensitivity
• Choose sunglasses that protect your eyes, more specifically it must provide protection from ultraviolet radiation, a component of sunlight that contributes to eye disease
• Water and sand reflect UV rays, which greatly increases the intensity of reflection on the skin. High UV protection is very important for this reason, in or near water.

Product Story –

Sun Zone - advanced sun care for the whole family
Sun Zone is a new generation of sun care, offering a wide range of reliable and advanced sun care for the whole family. The range consists of sunscreens, after sun products and self-tanners. With Cellular Protection Technology, the sunscreens offer effective sun protection and advanced skin care safe UVA and UVB-filters that together with antioxidant Vitamin E protect the skin against sun
damage, free radicals and premature ageing.


Oriflame’s Sun Care portfolio -FACE SUN PROTECTION:


Sun Zone Lotion Face and Exposed Areas SPF 25 Medium Reliable anti-ageing face sunscreen with Vitamin C. Enriched with Coenzyme  to help protect skins’ collagen network. Water resistant.

30 High Light and non-greasy sun protection enriched with licorice extracts for whitening effect. Reduces skin’s melanin production while providing effective sun protection. Water resistant.
Sun Zone UV Protector Face and Exposed Areas SPF 50 High
Effective high protection for sun sensitive skin. Formulated with softening and moisturising actives. Fast-absorbing texture.Water resistant.


Sun Zone Lotion Face and Body SPF 10 Low
A very lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion to moisturise, soften and protect your skin in the sun. Water resistant.

Sun Zone Lotion Face and Body SPF 15 Medium Lightly textured non-sticky formula that melts into the skin, moisturises and provides moderate sun protection. Water .
Sun Zone Lotion Face and Body SPF 30 High Effectively protects with high SPF. Easily absorbing with Sunflower Seed oil that also soothes and helps moisturise the skin. Recommended for sun-sensitive skin and during your first days in the sun. Water resistant.


Sun Zone Face and Body Spray KIDS SPF 25 Medium
Light blue coloured, easily absorbed lotion to provide protection for your children’s vulnerable skin. Water resistant. Suitable from 1 year old.


Sun Zone Intensive Balm Face and Body Intensively rehydrating after sun formula with natural Aloe
Vera. Leaves your skin instantly soothed and calmed, visibly recovered from the stress of sun exposure.
Sun Zone 3-in-1 Rehydration Soothing Milk A summer cocktail of moisturising and cooling ingredients with natural Aloe Vera to bring comfort back to your skin. Helps to maintain long-lasting tan leaving the skin soft and conditioned.


Sun Zone Self-Tanning Mist Body
Refreshing, water-based light textured formulation in a fine spray. Dries in an instant, leaves your skin moisturised and forms an even looking, natural and beautiful tan within just 3
Sun Zone Self-Tanning Gel Face
Soothing and rehydrating facial gel to reveal a perfect light to medium sunless tan on your face. With moisturising agents for rehydrated, healthy looking skin. 


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