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Sun safe tips from Piz Buin

Saying safe in the sun is imperative for keeping your skin healthy, as too much unprotected sun exposure can lead to some real damaging effects for your skin. Although we should pay attention to sun protection at all times, we need to pay extra attention when the summer sun starts to come out and if you’re jetting off to enjoy the sun on holiday. This is due to the fact that we are exposing more skin that other times of year and sun radiation becomes stronger. Whether you’re home or away, Piz Buin offers you the sun protection that you need, but there are some simple tips you can follow to ensure you stay completely safe in the sun.

  • Before you go away, make sure you pick an appropriate sunscreen for your skin type with the right level of sun protection. All Piz Buin products protect from both UVA and UVB rays and range from SPF6 to 50+.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure as this will allow maximum absorption and protection
  • Pay attention to certain areas that are more exposed to the sun like your nose, ears, neck and feet and don’t ignore hard to reach places like your upper back.
  • You need to be applying your sunscreen regularly throughout the day and it is recommended to reapply every 2 hours. You will need to apply more frequently with swimming, sweating and towelling dry.
  • Even if you’re wearing sunscreen, you should avoid staying out in the sun for too long as it can cause other health problems like sunstroke, heat stroke and dehydration, which is why it’s also essential to keep hydrated.
  • Try to avoid the staying out for too long in the strong midday sun between 11am-3pm.
  • Because UV rays can reflect from water, sand and snow you need to be wearing protection whether you’re on the beach, skiing down the slopes or sailing in the sun.
  • UV rays not only affect your skin, but can also affect your eyes so wearing sunglasses is essential. Pick a pair that block UV light and wear them at all times when exposed to the sun.
  • Because a large percentage of UV rays can easily pass through cloud, you should never see a cloudy day as a reason to skip sunscreen as you are just as much at risk as when the sky is cloudless.