Sun exposure causes premature skin aging such as wrinkles, sagging and dark spots, as well as sunburn and skin damage. To avoid premature skin aging, here are some steps to protect yourself from the sun. Avoid staying out in the sun during peak hours between 10am to 4pm and wear sun-protective clothing like long sleeves, sunglasses and hats when going outdoors. The most important is applying sunscreen – a step you shouldn’t skip in your daily skin care routine.
Understanding UVA, UVB and SPF
There are 2 types of UV light that harm your skin – UVA and UVB. Exposure to UVA rays can prematurely age your skin while UVB rays cause sunburn. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and it measures how long a sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays. When looking for a sunscreen, it’s best to go for one with at least SPF 30 or higher. For complete sun protection, the sunscreen should come with broad-spectrum coverage so that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
How to Apply Sunscreen
Sunblock should be applied in the morning, at the end of your daily skincare routine. When applying sunscreen, avoid the eye area and smooth sunscreen over your skin instead of rubbing it in. It takes time for sunscreens to absorb into your skin, so it’s advised to apply it 20 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. If under prolonged exposure, reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours.
Kiehl’s UV Protection
Our range of sunscreens for face offers the sun protection that you need, protecting against harmful UV rays to prevent sun-induced skin damage.
The customer-favourite Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++ now features Anti-Pollution technology. This lightweight sunscreen provides all-day hydration and is suitable for all skin types. With its non-comedogenic, oil-free and paraben-free formula, it glides onto skin easily while preventing 90% of skin aging.
The Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++ is a non-comedogenic sunscreen for oily skin. Tested in humid conditions, this sunscreen defends against harmful UV rays and leaves the skin shine-free. With its refreshing, water-light texture and SPF 50, this sunscreen keeps your skin smooth and protected.
Meanwhile, our Ultra Light Daily UV Defence Tone Up Cream SPF 50 PA++++ improves the appearance of dull skin. This tone-up sunscreen instantly illuminates the skin and evens out your skin tone while protecting against sun, pollution and free radical damages.
If you’re looking for a tinted sunscreen, our Ultra Light Daily UV Defense CC Cream sunscreen is the right choice for you. Formulated with Lychee Extract, pollution protection and advanced UVA/UVB technology, this CC cream helps prevent the first signs of aging. With its lightweight formula, it absorbs quickly into the skin and allows buildable coverage for an even skin tone. This CC cream sunscreen is available in two shades to match your skin tone.
Made for outdoor lovers, the Activated Sun Protector for Face and Body SPF 50 is a waterproof sunblock that provides protection without clogging pores or leaving a greasy layer on your skin. Suitable for sensitive skin, it leaves your skin feeling comfortable and protected.
Find out your UV Fit at Kiehl’s today! Shop our range of sunscreens for face effortlessly online. Should you have any questions regarding our sunscreen & sunblock formulas, please contact our friendly Customer Service Team at [email protected]