We have teamed up with the experts at Ultrasun to bust some common myths around suncare, to help you and your skin stay as protected as possible. SPF is so important in the fight against long-term skin damage, which is why it’s necessary for you to know your fact from your fiction. Discover some of the most prevalent myths you need to start dispelling now…
You have to go red before you go brown
This is one of the biggest myths in sun protection, and it contributes to long-term skin damage. The fact is that as soon as the skin reddens, it is shouting for help. This is known as “trauma tanning” which is the result of inadequate protection. Instead of a deep golden tan that you would expect, the skin burns and sheds, leaving the skin tanless in days. By selecting an SPF right for your skin and gradually introducing your skin to the sun, this can help you to achieve a long-lasting tan.
For the first time ever, Ultrasun was able to create tan activating ingredients with a high level UVA and UVB filter in a broad spectrum solution. They created this formula in the hope of encouraging less exposure, which will mean less skin and cellular damage and sun reactions. Their Tan Activator Face and Tan Activator Body (SPF 30) contain the revolutionary complex BronzylTM, a natural tan enhancer which has been shown to accelerate the tanning process by over 40% in ten days.