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Understanding UVB-UVA Protection Factors

Choosing the right sunscreen can be a real dilemma. With all the different names and abbreviations (SPF, UVA, UVB), it's not always easy to find what you need: what do we need to know to get the best protection?

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Choosing the right sunscreen can be a real dilemma. With all the different names and abbreviations (SPF, UVA, UVB), it's not always easy to find what you need: what do we need to know to get the best protection?

Say goodbye to sunburn

In order to protect against sunburn and burns, you need to choose the right SPF (Sun Protection Factor). It is indicated on all sunscreens, and there are four levels of protection: low (factor 4 to 10), medium (15 to 25), high (30 to 50) and very high (50+).

Depending on your phototype, your skin will react more or less quickly to the sun.

While some skins tan naturally, others are more fragile or need a constantly high protection factor. With a high protection factor, your skin is better protected. However, after two hours you must reapply the product generously.

Good to know: what is my phototype?

The phototype classifies individuals according to the way their skin reacts to the sun. There are six types:

  • Phototype I: milky skin (redheads), always burns, never tans, many freckles.
  • Phototype II: fair skin, always burns, sometimes achieves a slight glow, many freckles.
  • Phototype III: fair to dark skin, sometimes burns, always tans (medium tan), some freckles.
  • Phototype IV: dark skin, never burns, always tans (dark tan), no freckles.
  • Phototype V: brown skin, never burns, always tans (very dark tan), no freckles.
  • Phototype VI: black skin, never burns, no freckles.

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