Sunscreen application guide
Applying your sun protection correctly matters and is very important. These guidelines should help to make it simple. We’ve explained below how to apply Ultrasun formulas correctly so that you can be confident that you’re protected throughout the day but mostly importantly know your skin and choose the right level of protection for you.
Apply sun protection generously to all exposed skin 15-30 minutes before sun exposure every day, remembering to include your ears, neck, décolleté and hands. Ideally indoors as any exposure in direct sunlight can reduce your protection levels due to evaporation.
As other areas of your body are exposed to the sun in warmer conditions and climates, apply higher SPF products to offer protection from the sun’s harmful rays and allow your skin to acclimatise to the conditions.
Ultrasun formulas should be applied to cool, clean dry skin before any (optional) skincare or make-up. Ultrasun use lamellar technology which unlike other sun protection products, ensures the product is absorbed into the top layer of your skin (stratum corneum) where it can offer protection throughout the day.
The formulas are lightweight, fast absorbing, and non-greasy allowing application of your skincare and make-up within a few minutes.
Face, Neck & Décolleté = 1 pump or approximately 3ml
Body = 30ml inclusive
For an average sized adult, this equates to 5ml for each arm and leg, 5ml for the front of torso and another 5ml for the back.
Apply in front of a mirror to ensure even and full application.
We also advise to avoid the midday sun, take regular shade breaks throughout the day and to keep hydrated.
Spray for 6-8 seconds to each area of your body and smooth onto the skin.
It is recommended that young children and infants should be kept out of the sun as much as possible and protected with UV clothing, hats and shade. We also advise protecting them with a minimum SPF50+ to any exposed areas and make sure to keep them out of midday sun.
Face – 1 pump or approximately 3ml for face and neck
Body – 1 pump or approximately 3ml for each limb, torso and back
Lamellar technology offers long lasting protection throughout the day. Ultrasun products are sweat resistant and continue to protect even after swimming and towel drying.
Generally one application is enough but consider another, particularly to areas vulnerable to burning such as shoulders, décolleté, nose, shins and tops of feet in extreme conditions or for skin unaccustomed to the sun. Take your time when applying. If you are in a rush it is easy to miss bits.