What is the difference between UVA and UVB, and what is infrared radiation?December 21, 2015 10:10 am Leave your thoughts
UVB is the high-intensity rays that burn the skin and it’s also what the number on the packaging indicates protection levels against. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and cause skin damage in the long term. Previously it was not a requirement that sunscreen products should contain UVA protection, but nowadays there are a number of restrictions around the world. Within the EU, the products must contain at least 33% of the specified UVB factor. We believe this is too little, especially for children and for those with sensitive skin. For this reason, all EVY products contain over 90% UVA protection.
Infrared radiation is simply heat radiation from the sun, not to be confused with UVB rays. Of course, intense heat damages the skin as well, but we generally get out of the sun or cool off if it gets too hot. There is no accepted research on whether the sun’s heat causes skin damage.
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