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Sun Hub

Protect your skin and the ocean this summer with the NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture range

OUR TOP FOUR SUMMER SKIN CARE TIPS

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Summer is a beautiful time of the year. But, for many of us, spending time in the sun can damage our skin. Find out how to properly care for and protect your skin while enjoying the best things summer can offer. Read our top four summer skin care tips.

HOW DOES SUNSCREEN WORK?

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Like a good hat and your favourite pair of sunnies, sunscreen is one of the best defences against the suns ultraviolet rays, both UVA and UVB. It’s also an easy way to help preserve your skin and fight the signs of ageing. Read how sunscreen works and how to read the label!

Sustainability & Hawaii Reef Bill

As market leader, NIVEA SUN not only seeks to offer best skin protection but also aims to minimize the impact on the environment.

• NIVEA SUN products combine efficacy and skin care while aiming to be compatible with the environment.

• We are not only reacting to recent research findings, but are also taking proactive steps to evaluate our ingredient portfolio to constantly minimize our impact on the environment.

• This is evident in NIVEA Sun products commitment to ocean respect through the development of readily biodegradable formulas which are 100% compliant with the Hawaii Reef Bill and that are used throughout our Protect & Moisture range.

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WHAT IS UV?

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What you need to know when the sun comes out. When the sun shines, it shines with all the colours and wavelengths of light. And each of its radiation types has different effects. But it is the UV rays that are important for your skin.

WHAT IS SPF AND HOW DOES SPF WORK?

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Sunscreen helps protect your skin from UV rays, which cause sunburn and the accumulation of cell-damaging free radicals. SPF is one aspect that determines the effectiveness of a sunscreen.

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WHAT ARE UVA AND UVB FILTERS?

Sunscreen protects your skin against damage caused by exposure to UV rays by means of UVA and UVB filters that absorb and reflect harmful UV light. When you apply sunscreen, the UV filters form a thin, protective barrier on the surface of your skin and essentially absorb the harmful UV radiation before it penetrates and damages your skin.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH SUNSCREEN TO APPLY?

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Many Australians apply too little sunscreen before heading outdoors. Knowing how to apply sunscreen is crucial for ensuring your skin is properly protected to help prevent sun damage.

How to best choose a sunscreen for your face

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Your face is the part of body which is more regularly exposed to the sun’s dangerous rays. Therefore, the sunscreen you use for your body can sometimes be too heavy or harsh on your skin. Find out more about everyday facial sun protection and tinted facial sunscreen

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Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

NIVEA SUN Sensitive Protect SPF50 range has been especially developed to help protect sensitive skin from UV damage. The SPF50 formula with UVA and UVB protection, protects against skin ageing and sunburn and is dermatologically tested.

Always read the label. Follow the directions of use. Sunscreens are only one part of sun protection. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Reapply frequently