Sun care

UVA vs UVB rays: what is the difference?

UVA vs UVB rays: what is the difference?

What is UVA and what is UVB? The sun emits two types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that reach our skin: ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). So if you are wondering what does UVA stand for or what does UVB stand for, they stand for ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B.

The best five sunscreens for oily skin

The best five sunscreens for oily skin

Without question, daily, consistent use of a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or greater 365 days a year, rain or shine, is the best way to preserve the health of your skin and reduce the risk of early skin ageing (fine lines, uneven skin tone, and loss of radiance) and even skin cancer.

Mineral vs. synthetic sunscreen ingredients

Mineral vs. synthetic sunscreen ingredients

The research is clear: you need to wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine, to prevent both skin cancer and skin’s premature ageing. But what if you don’t like wearing sunscreen, even though you know you should?

Are sunscreens safe?

Are sunscreens safe?

Yes, sunscreens are safe for everyone. In fact, when applied as they should be (which is described on every sunscreen’s label) they save lives and prevent an extensive range of skin problems.

Does sunscreen expire? How to recognise if your SPF has gone bad

Does sunscreen expire? How to recognise if your SPF has gone bad

If you’ve got a bottle of sunscreen left over from last summer, you may want to think twice before you use it, or you could end up with sun damage.

How should you use a sunscreen product?

How should you use a sunscreen product?

Paula’s Choice is more than happy to provide you with information about products with sun protection, so that every day you can ensure you give your skin ...

How Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Works

How Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Works

We all recognise the importance of protecting skin with SPF products. But understanding how they actually work is a little more complicated. In this article, ...

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is the one essential nutrient that's linked to getting routine sun exposure. But before you skimp on sunscreen and head outdoors to bask in the sun (as you might have read you should ...