Getting Sunburnt in 2024? Protect Your Skin with SPF 50+

by Laser Clinics Team on February 20, 2024

Getting Sunburnt in 2024? Protect Your Skin with SPF 50+

Whether you're planning a day at the beach or just stepping outside, there’s nothing quite like sunburn to ruin your day. The blazing sun beating down on your skin, leaving it red, tender, and painful. In this blog, Laser Clinics Australia shares the common reasons for getting sunburn, and why SPF50+ sunscreen is your best defence against sunburnt skin in 2024. 

Common Reasons for Sunburn

Sunburn occurs when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun for an extended period without proper protection. Several common reasons contribute to sunburn includes:

  • Excessive Sun Exposure: Spending prolonged periods outdoors without adequate protection, especially during peak sunlight hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), increases the risk of sunburn.
  • Not Using Protective Clothing: Wearing clothing that doesn't adequately cover your skin or lacks UV protection exposes you to the sun's harmful rays. 
  • Reflective Surfaces: Surfaces like sand, water, and snow reflect UV radiation, intensifying sun exposure and increasing the likelihood of sunburn.
  • Lack of Sunscreen: Failure to apply or reapply sunscreen with sufficient SPF (Sun Protection Factor) leaves your skin vulnerable to UV radiation.

Why do you need to use SPF 50+ lotion?

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, measures a sunscreen's ability to block UVB rays, the type of radiation that causes sunburn, skin damage, and can contribute to skin cancer. SPF 50+ provides very high protection against these harmful rays, significantly reducing the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage.

If you’re looking for a high sun protection designed for daily use, the  Skinstitut™ Face The Day SPF 50+ is the perfect sunscreen for you. Containing Tapioca Starch for a matte finish and Humectants to moisturise and nourish your skin, this product protects your skin from sunburn and extends the benefits of your skincare regimen without that sticky, greasy and pore-clogging feeling.

How often should you be wearing SPF 50+?

Make SPF 50+ as part of your daily skincare routine, every day, rain or shine. UV rays can penetrate clouds and windows, meaning your skin is still at risk even on overcast days or when indoors. Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure to allow it to fully absorb into your skin. Reapply every two hours, or more frequently if swimming or sweating.

Incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is not just a recommendation; it's a necessity for maintaining healthy, sun-protected skin. By regularly applying sunscreen like Skinstitut™ Face The Day SPF 50+, you're not only safeguarding yourself against painful sunburns but also reducing the risk of long-term skin damage and premature ageing. Get this highly functional sunscreen online or in clinic at Laser Clinics Australia.