Everything you need to know about sunscreens and SPF

Bonds of Beauty

Summer is almost here and with that it is time to up our sun protection skin care. But why do we even bother, what’s the fuss, can we not just enjoy the sun just this once?

Sun light can damage our skin in many ways leading to premature or faster ageing, skin disorders and even skin cancer.  The damage can be as small and unnoticeable as reducing the concentration of certain must have molecules in our skin, such as for example vitamins, or extreme causing cancer. So just because you cannot see it, the damage is there! And similarly, just because it is not Mediterranean sunny, the UV-light is there too!

But before we dive into the details, let’s quickly review what the threat actually is. UV light is divided into three categories: UVA (320-400 nm), UVB (290-320 nm) and UVC (200-290 nm). [1] Thankfully, as long as Earth’s atmosphere…

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