The Ultimate Guide on SPF For Your Skin | Olay UK

YOUR SKIN NEEDS an SPF MOISTURISER
and WE’LL TELL YOU WHY

Whether you believe in your 5-step skincare routine or are a fan of low-key laid back beauty, using a moisturiser
with UV  protection every day is crucial to keeping your skin youthful. Wondering why?

HERE COMES THE SUN

Loving the sun is sooo easy. Having an outdoor brunch on a Sunday morning? Going for an early spring hike?
Watching the sunset on your holiday? Who would say no to these? Although the sun affects our mood and
well-being positively, we cannot say basking in sunshine is  necessarily good for our skin. Let’s see why!

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ALL ABOUT UV RAYS

Sun causes around 80% of premature skin ageing. Yep, e-i-g-h-t-y percent! So no matter how much you love the sun, it’s important to protect yourself from its harmful rays. Okay, but what are those rays?

Although it’s not quite as black & white, there’s a trick which helps to understand the key difference between UVA and UVB rays in an easy way.

UVA: ENDING WITH A WHICH IS FOR ageing

UVA Rays

UVB: ENDING WITH B WHICH IS FOR burning

UVB Rays

Although we don’t see or feel them, we are exposed to UVA rays all year round as they can penetrate through clouds and even glass. Rain or shine, they reach our skin and get deep into its surface and over time they can cause visible skin ageing like wrinkles and fine lines. Of course, a daily moisturiser with broadspectrum UV protection can help fend off UVA rays so there’s one less thing to worry about.

While we are exposed to UVA rays all year round, our exposure to UVB rays vary by time, season, and location. This means you are more likely to get sunburnt in Brighton in July than in London in November. If you have a nice tan say thank you to UVB rays, and if you have that painful sunburn, it’s also due to them. UVB causes more skin damage at higher altitudes, so using UV protection on a ski trip or while mountain climbing is just as important as applying it on the beach. UVB can also be responsible for developing skin cancer, so protection is key not just to preserving the youth of the skin, but to keeping its health.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM HARMFUL UV RAYS:

Do you have an SPF Moisturiser?

Find a daily moisturiser with broadspectrum UV protection for your skin type. Use it all year round.

Protect your eyes too!

Use sunscreen on your body. This is crucial even if you just hustle and bustle in the city.

Protect your eyes too!

Wear UV protective sunglasses. Wraparound-style frames
can give more protection.

Try to stay out direct sunlight.

Avoid direct sunlight between
10 AM and 4 PM.
UV rays are the
strongest at this time.

Cover up for maximum protection.

Don’t expose too
much skin.
Wearing loose
clothes can help.

Careful with chemical peelings during the summer!

Say no to chemical peelings
during the summer.
They make
you more sensitive to sunlight.

WHAT IS SPF?

Now it’s time to answer this important question: What does SPF mean?
Sun protection factor indicates the time you can spend in the sun without getting sunburn. First you have to know
how many minutes it takes your skin to start to burn without using SPF. Once you know this number multiply it by
the sun protection factor number you see on your product. The number you get indicates the time you can
spend in the sun without turning red.
Let’s see an example! If you start to get sunburnt after 10 minutes (without using any sun protection) putting an
SPF 30 moisturiser on your face means you can spend up to 10x30 minutes (5 hours) in the sun.

Did you know application is also key when it comes to UV protection? Apply your fave SPF moisturiser liberally,
focusing on the hairline, the neck and on the decolletage too. You can’t get the right amount of UV protection
without using a sufficient amount of product, so dip deep into your beloved jar and pamper your skin with a
relaxing massage. However, SPF creams tend to be heavy and sticky on the skin our daily moisturisers with UV
protection feel nice & light. Shout-out to Olay Whips SPF 30 for feeling airy yet give the UV protection you need.

When it comes to SPF moisturisers the higher the better:

  • SPF 15 fends off 93% of UVB rays
  • SPF 30 fends off 97% of UVB rays
  • SPF 50 fends off 98% of UVB rays

When you choose your SPF face cream always go for products with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen because this
protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Hydration is also very important so Olay’s SolaSheer™ Technology
combines Broad Spectrum sunscreen with Niacinamide and Glycerin to maintain the right amount of hydration.
Olay moisturisers with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen help protect from UVA and UVB rays while the moisturising
components hydrate the skin.

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Are you asking ’What SPF should I use?’
We’re here to help you. First of all, choose a product that fits your lifestyle and the actual season. If you rarely
spend time under the sun and it’s autumn or winter, an SPF 15 moisturiser should give enough UV protection.
But if you are a natural-born sun lover who enjoys the outdoors, we recommend you stick to SPF 30 specially
during spring and summer.

Speaking of summer! If you go to the beach, always use sunscreen in addition to your daily SPF moisturiser and
reapply it every two hours. Together they will give you the right amount of protection and hydration. Plus,
avoiding direct sun exposure during the day, staying in the shade, and covering up also help when it comes to
protecting your skin from harmful rays.

So now you know whether it’s a rainy weekday in the city or a sunny weekend getaway, our SPF moisturisers give
the right amount of UV protection on a daily basis through the whole year.

Adding an Olay SPF moisturiser to your current routine is very easy:

  • Start with cleansing
  • Use a serum or a special targeted treatment
  • Apply your fave Olay SPF moisturiser
  • Put on some makeup if you want to

CHECK OUT OUR COLLECTIONS WITH SPF
AND FIND YOUR MATCH

REGENERIST
For firmer-looking skin

Regenerist Whip SPF 30

Regenerist Whip
SPF 30

Regenerist 3 Point Super Firming Moisturiser SPF 30

Regenerist 3 Point Super
Firming Moisturiser SPF 30

LUMINOUS
For lasting radiance
and glow

Luminous Whip SPF 30

Luminous Whip
SPF 30

Luminous Brightening and Protecting Day Cream with SPF 20

Luminous Brightening and
Protecting Day Cream with SPF 20