Tips for 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. It’s also just as important to be familiar with the basic sun safety principles.

Your bodies need enough vitamin D to help produce calcium for healthy bones. However, regular or excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays will increase your chances of developing sun spots, moles and even skin cancer. It also accelerates the aging process.

So, always remember to cover up and wear sunscreen with a high SPF. SPF shields your skin from harmful UV rays, protects against sunburn and helps to slow the aging process.

Learn more about our high quality sunscreens and follow our simple sun safety tips to enjoy the sun with confidence.

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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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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Skin care tips for beach and outdoors

Stay safe this summer with our tips for skin care at the beach & outdoors. Find out how to tan safely and choose the best sunscreen for your needs.

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YOUR SUN SAFETY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

See the answers to these common questions.

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?