The unique sunscreen formula Is 100% natural, and contains no harsh chemicals.
Golfersskin sunscreen is designed to
The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide used is micronized, with a variable particle size of 100-200nm. (Nanoparticles are less than 100nm in size).
This allows our sunscreen to be more cosmetically appealing compared to coarser particles. The protection is less visible, yet remains on the skin's surface.
Sunscreens can be useful for protecting our skin from the sun’s rays. However, they will not protect us completely from sun damage on their own. This is why we recommend using sunscreens together with shade or clothing to avoid getting caught out by sunburn.
The SPF is a measure of a sunscreen’s protection against the UVB rays that cause sunburn and skin cancer. The higher the factor the more protection you get from burning.
But higher factors provide little in the way of extra protection.
For example, an SPF15 sunscreen filters out 93% of UVB radiation, while an SPF30
Sunscreen filters out 96%. It is a common misconception that SPF30 offers double the protection of SPF15.
No sunscreen – no matter how high the factor – can offer 100 per cent protection. And it will only provide the right amount of protection if it is applied generously and regularly. On average, people put on about a quarter as much sunscreen as they should – at these levels, research has shown that even a sunscreen with SPF80 only provides an actual SPF of 3.
It is impossible to compensate for too thin a layer by increasing the factor you use.
Therefore, it is crucial that you apply sunscreen generously and regularly.
When it comes to sunscreens, the word “organic” does not have the same meaning that it does when used on food. It does not mean that a sunscreen is “natural” or contains fewer chemicals.
“Organic” is a technical term used in chemistry to describe molecules that contain carbon atoms. So the active ingredients in “organic sunscreens” contain carbon-based molecules, while the active ingredients in “inorganic sunscreens” do not – they are molecules like titanium dioxide.
Both types can help to prevent sunburn if used correctly – they just work in different ways.
Most available brands are now a mix of both types.
Some people find that inorganic sunscreens are harder to apply, and they end up putting less on. However, this is less of a problem for newer brands.
We recommend buying sunscreens with:
No, but Golfersskin will enable you to practise for longer.
You certainly do. UV rays are able to penetrate cloud – meaning you can still get burnt.
“SPF” stands for “sun protection factor”. It’s a measure of protection against mainly UVB rays, the ones that cause sunburn.
Above SPF 50+ the additional protection is very small. In fact, high SPF values are a problem. Studies have shown that people use them to stay out longer in the sun, using sunburn as a warning to take cover. During this time you can receive large doses of UVA radiation.
Broad spectrum sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB radiation. Both contribute to premature skin ageing, damage to the immune system and skin cancer.
UVA radiation penetrates deep into the skin layer; it’s dangerous because there’s no immediate warning sign (such as the sunburn caused by UVB rays).
No – sunscreen can be sweated, washed or rubbed off and people simply don’t apply enough. You should reapply any sunscreen every two hours.
No. A tan is a sign that skin damage has already started. Any further UV radiation will only add to the damage, resulting in wrinkled leathery skin and possibly skin cancer later in life.