Did you know that the sun can potentially harm your skin not only in summer but all year long?
The damaging effects of the sun we’re most familiar with—red, stinging sunburn in the superficial layers of the skin—are caused by the sun’s short-wave UVB rays.
But 95% of the light that reaches our skin is made up of UVA rays that have a long wavelength, which means they can penetrate deeper into the skin. The bad news is that these rays are present even when there isn’t any sunshine, only light. So UVA has an effect on our skin all year round, even when it’s cloudy or snowing. UVA rays can also penetrate window glass, which means you are exposed to harmful rays during your drive to work and even when you’re in an interior that is filled with natural light.
The good news is that a great-quality UV protection cream—when used along with other measures like wearing protective clothing and staying in the shade where possible—can decrease your risk of skin cancer and the early visible signs of skin aging.
An SPF sun protection cream is designed to partially prevent UVA and UVB rays from penetrating the skin by either absorbing, scattering or reflecting some of the light. It should always be kept in mind that even the best UV protection cream is never an impenetrable shield against UV radiation. Over-exposure to the sun will cause damage no matter how good the product may be. So, when possible, stay out of the sun at the hottest times of the day and wear a hat, sunglasses, a UV-resistant bathing suit, and cover up with clothes.
Clarins has been a pioneer in anti-pollution skincare since 1991. Our face sun cream is formulated with Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex to help protect the skin’s barrier function against potential oxidative damage that may cause early visible signs of skin aging. The luxuriously silky, oil-free texture of Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a pleasure to use no matter what the weather.
Clarins UV 50 Sunscreen Multi-Protection Tint gives you extra coverage when you need it most. This sun cream helps to minimize the appearance of pigmentation using two skin-perfecting tints: Light and Medium.