Did you know you should protect your skin from ultraviolet rays all year round, no matter what the weather?

It may be sprintime but it's still quite cold and during the colder months, we are exposed to cloud cover and wind burn (that's even when the sun is shining!).  The result is that your skin is vulnerable if SPF isn’t applied. P20 sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays and retains its effectiveness for up to 10 hours. UVB is responsible for causing most sunburns, while UVA is the dominant tanning ray. UVA, however, damages the structure of the skin and penetrates deeper into the skin compared to UVB rays. Both UVA and UVB radiation increase risk of skin cancer. To prevent damages to the skin, and thus preventing signs of aging from sun damage, it is advisable to choose a sunscreen with a high level of protection from UVA.

UVA rays speed up the aging process of the skin, causing premature ageing of the skin, wrinkles and age spots. It is impossible to avoid ageing of the skin but it is possible to prevent the signs of aging caused by sun rays. You do that by using a quality sunscreen, like P20 and by being careful in the sun.

So even when the sun isn’t visible, UV rays can still cause premature ageing and damage your skin. Try applying a thin layer of P20 every morning - your skin will thank you for it later.

P20 Sun Protection SPF30 Continuous Spray 150ml (RRP: €33)

P20’s convenient once a day application multi-angle continuous spray technology – now makes applying sunscreen to those hard-to-reach areas easy. P20 the original once a day sun protection is not only very water resistant and proven to remain effective even after frequent swimming, it also delivers up to 10 hours sun protection from just one application provided you follow the instructions.

P20 uses a unique, alcohol-based formulation that sets it apart from traditional cream-type sun products. Its quick-drying transparent, lightweight consistency ensures a silky and even coverage. Active 15 minutes after application, it’s quickly absorbed, non-sticky and leaves no white marks. Thanks to its photostable 4-star UVA and UVB filters, P20 helps protect against burning and the premature signs of ageing, and its’ once-a-day formula is free from added colour, fragrance, and other preservatives.

P20 Sun Protection Face Sun Cream SPF30 (RRP: €26)

P20 Sunscreen: P20 Face is a highly reliable, water-resistant sunscreen that comes in a light cream formula specially designed for the face. Also ideal for use on the neck, chest and ears, it contains photostable UVA and UVB filters, and no added fragrances. P20 Face provides UVA protection that far exceeds EU recommendations and is rated 5 out of 5 stars, which helps protect against the visible signs of premature skin aging.

Available from leading pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide.