Sun protection for every skin type!
What is the right sunscreen for my skin type? That is the question on everyone’s lips as soon as the warm summer days arrive. The UV rays of the sun affect every skin type differently. In our sun protection guide, you will find the ideal sun protection for every skin type and tips on how to avoid a nasty sunburn.
In short: Sunscreen is essential on every sunny day. Apply moisturising skincare containing a sun protection factor as part of your daily routine. This will protect your skin from UV rays, for example while you are having lunch in the park. If you are actively planning a day in the sun, you should use a product that contains SPF50 to provide your skin with optimum protection.
The sun protection factor in sunscreen products extends the self-protection time of the respective skin type. In the process, your type-dependent self-protection time will multiplied by the SPF of the product in question. Find out the self-protection time of each skin type now!
Skin type 1: Extremely fair skin type
People with extremely pale skin complain about never getting a tan in summer. Features include: strawberry-blonde hair, pale eyes and lots of freckles. People with this skin type are extremely susceptible to sunburn. The self-protection time against the sun is 3 to 10 minutes. We recommend sunscreen with an extremely high sun protection factor for people with this skin type.
Skin type 2: Fair skin type
Features include: Blonde hair, pale eyes, a fair complexion and often freckles. People with fair skin complain about getting sunburnt relatively easily, and they seldom tan in summer. In this case, the self-protection time is 10–20 minutes. If you use a sunscreen with an SPF factor of 20, you will be protected for a maximum of 400 minutes. This corresponds to 6 hours – this is the latest when you should apply more sunscreen during a day at the beach.
Skin type 3: Tanned skin type
People with skin type 3 typically have a medium complexion, pale or dark eyes and dark-blonde to brown hair. In summer, people with this skin type do not complain about getting sunburnt (only once in a blue moon) and tan nicely after sunbathing. In this case, the self-protection time is 20–30 minutes.
Skin type 4: Dark skin type
People with this skin type typically have dark-brown or black hair, a dark complexion and dark eyes. In summer, they never complain about getting sunburnt and always tan as soon as their skin sees the sun. In this case, the self-protection time is approximately 45 minutes.
Irrespective of your skin type, you should use an after-sun product after spending a day in the sun to support the regeneration of your skin and optimally care for it.
Unlike the body, we do not cover our face with clothing. This means your face is permanently exposed to UV rays. For this reason, the skin on your face needs special sun protection – also on overcast days.Discover now