SUN SAFETY

Beauty tips & healthy skin care hub

Protect against sunburn & skin cancer

It’s important for everyone to spend some time in the sun. Our bodies need enough Vitamin D to help produce calcium for healthy bones.

However, regular or excessive exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays in the sun will accelerate the ageing process. It also increases the chances of developing sun spots, moles and even skin cancer. So it is important to wear sunscreen with a high SPF to shield your skin from harmful UV rays, protect against sunburn and slow the ageing process. Learn more about our high quality sunscreens, and how to be sun smart, through our expert advice and informative articles below.

UV Light

UV light is both necessary and dangerous for humans. Learn more about UV light and how to best protection yourself.

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Vitamin D1

Vitamin D is essential for humans with a number of benefits; both physical and mental. Learn more about these benefits.

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Sunburn

While prevention is the best way to avoid the pain of sunburn, there are ways to help relieve the discomfort of sunburn.

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Beach Safety

Going to the beach is a popular Australian past time but it’s also a place where the sun’s harmful UV rays affect us most.

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What is SPF

Learn more about how SPF (Sun Protection Factor) works and how to choose the best sunscreen for you and your family.

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sunscreen

Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from the Sun’s harmful UV rays. Find out which sunscreen is right for you. 

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sun protection

When in the sun we need to make sure our skin is protected from the harmful UV rays. Find the sun protection for you.

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tanning safely

See how NIVEA can help you to get that sun-kissed look without cooking in the sun. See our tinted moisturising creams.

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YOUR SUN SAFETY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

See the answers to these common questions, plus read more here.

1WHAT IS SUNBURN? IS IT A REAL BURN?
2WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UVA & UVB?
UVA rays reach a deeper layer of your skin and over time can affect your skin’s structure, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. UVB rays impact the top layer of skin, causing sunburn which can lead to skin cancer. Think A for ageing and B for burning. Broad-spectrum sunscreens like the NIVEA SUN Ultra Sport and Ultra Beach, protect you from both UVA and UVB sun rays.
3WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPF 30 & SPF 50+?
4WHY DO I NEED MOISTURISER IN MY SUNSCREEN?
Moisturising ingredients like Vitamin E help to maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier against the outside environment. Dry skin is more likely to crack, which not only makes it more susceptible to the sun’s UV rays, but makes it less able to retain moisture and keep that protective barrier strong. Use a moisturising sunscreen from the NIVEA Sun range to keep you protected.
5WHAT IS THE UV INDEX?