How to protect your skin from sunlight

Although the sun is excellent for promoting vitamin D production in your body, it also carries a huge risk. The effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays, a component of solar radiation that is particularly rich in energy, is that it can damage the skin and eyes. However, it is not just invisible UV rays which are harmful to the skin. There are some portions of visible light that cause harmful effects on the skin, called HEV light.

However, it is not just invisible UV rays which are harmful to the skin. There are some portions of visible light that cause harmful effects on the skin, called HEV light. HEV (High Energy Visible) light is a high-frequency light with a wavelength between 400 and 500 nm in the visible spectrum (blue / violet). At the epidermal tissue and dermal level, it causes the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), responsible for DNA damage and activation of enzymes metalloproteases matrix (MMPs) that degrade the dermal fibres and can cause premature ageing. High-Energy Visible (HEV) Light is a form of light believed to cause long-term skin damage as significant as UVA and UVB combined. HEV damage is insidious and long-term. While there may be no immediate signs such as redness or swelling, repeated exposure over time can lead to premature ageing and even skin cancer.

While it is well known that sunlight can age and damage skin, not everyone is aware that sunscreens cannot provide complete protection against harmful UVA, UVB and HEV rays.

The new Oclipse Sun Spray SPF50 and Oclipse Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF50 protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays and HEV light and help guard skin against photo-damage and future signs of ageing.

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