Whether you choose to spend your free time by the beach, surrounded by nature in the middle of a game reserve or beside a pool, fact is, if it is summer and there is sun involved, no matter how careful you are, there is always the risk of sunburn. Despite health warnings about sun damage, many people still subject their skins to the sun's burning rays. Studies show that more than one-third of adults and nearly 70% of children had sunburn within the past year.
It is said that high SPF values (over 50) are a marketing gimmick as they fool people into thinking they are completely protected from sunburn or the risk of skin damage. On the contrary, they may encourage people to spend more time in the sun, exposing themselves to more ultraviolet rays.
DID YOU KNOW:
Due to certain regulations on active ingredients, SPF 30 and SPF 100 products generally contain
almost exactly the same concentration of ingredient used to reduce UVA exposure.
Melanoma rates are increasing almost 2% a year since 2000. Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to sun damage as a few blistering sunburns early in life can influence babies and children’s risk of developing melanoma later.
Try Our: Sun Defence SPF30
A light, non-greasy CANSA approved formulation that offers both UVA and UVB protection
It is also suitable for toddlers from the age of 3 and up!
How much sunscreen should I apply to different areas of my body?
Each arm: Just over half a teaspoon (3ml)
Face/neck: Just over half a teaspoon (3ml)
Each leg: A heaped teaspoon (6ml)
Front of your torso: A heaped teaspoon (6ml)
Back of your torso: A heaped teaspoon (6ml)
‘Sometimes, our skin needs saving by a super hero...’
Let’s face it - you lie out in the sun hoping to get a golden tan. We know you never meant to get sunburnt but the company was just so good, you lost track of time or
nodded off and instead find yourself looking a not so attractive fifty shades of pink.
Try Our: Aftersun Rescue Gel – with Grape Stem Cells
“Although there is no undoing the damage that the sun caused, you can help your skin recover sooner. As is the case with our Aftersun Rescue Gel, after-sun products assists with the repair process as they help to rehydrate and soothe the skin while sealing moisture in the skin,” says CEO and product developer Lisa Smit.
With our Aftersun Rescue Gel, the name says it all – your own ambulance in a tube, coming to your skin’s rescue. What makes the TheraVine™ Aftersun Rescue Gel significantly more advanced than similar products available on the market, is that we took skin repair to the next level by adding Grape Stem Cells to replenish dying cells and to regenerate damaged tissue.
Take CARE to ensure you are sun smart:
Cosmetics: Apply a broad spectrum sun screen daily.
- Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before you go outside.
- Use sunscreen even on overcast days because UV rays can penetrate clouds.
- Reapply sunscreen every two hours or more often if you perspire heavily or are swimming.
Avoid direct sun exposure between 10h00 and 16h00.
Right clothing such as a wide-rimmed hat, light long sleeved clothing and sun glasses.
Examine your skin for changes regularly.