Tough men protect their skin! Outdoor workers receive five to ten times more UV radiation exposure than indoor workers, significantly increasing their risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma. Protect yourself with Swarfega Tough SPF30 Sun Protection Cream.
Swarfega Tough Sun Protection has a heavy-duty formula that withstands heavy perspiration and immersion in water. Suitable for regular use and will not affect grip on hand held tools. It’s perfume free, keeping skin safe without smelling like a Pina Colada. SPF30 high performance formula means 30 times the skin’s normal protection against the sun’s damaging UVB rays.
HIGHER PROTECTION: SPF30 high performance formula provides 30 times the skin’s normal protection against the sun’s UVB rays. Provides 35 times the skin’s normal protection against UVC rays.
HEAVY DUTY: Water resistant formula withstands heavy perspiration or immersion in water.
USE WITH TOOLS: Quickly and easily absorbed which is suitable for regular use and does not affect dexterity with hand held tools.
PERFUME FREE: To help reduce potential for allergic reaction and skin irritation. Ideal for people sensitive to fragrances.
Swarfega have been providing dedicated skin care and hand hygiene solutions for over 80 years. The new TOUGH range includes sun protection, shower gel, hand cleaner and hand wipes. The Swarfega range also encompasses surface and tool cleaning and maintenance products, the all-round workshop cleaning solution. It’s all available at the Trading Depot: Swarfega
UV exposure is the main preventable cause of skin cancer, so here are a few tips on how to stay safe in the sun from the British Skin Foundation:
- Clothing: Clothing should always be your first line of defence against damage from the sun, with sunscreen being used in addition to clothes, including a hat, t-shirt and UV protective sunglasses.
- Find the right sunscreen: Use a sunscreen of SPF30 (SPF stands for ‘Sun Protection Factor’) and refers to the level of protection against UVB radiation, linked to skin cancer. Look for a four or ideally five star UVA rating on the bottle which will help protect from UVA radiation, associated with skin ageing. You may also find that the UVA rating is represented by the letters ‘UVA’ inside a circle.
- Get your timing right: Skin needs time to absorb sunscreen, so apply generously about 20 to 30 minutes before going out. Reapply frequently at least every two hours, as it can come off when sweating or through rubbing.
- Seek shelter! The sun tends to be strongest in the middle of the day, so find some shade typically between 11am and 3pm, especially if you are very fair skinned. Just 10 minutes of strong sunshine is all it takes to burn pale skin.
UV is an invisible source of radiation that cannot be seen or felt. Unlike visible light which we see and infrared radiation which we feel as heat, UV can damage our skin without us realising. Even on cool or cloudy days, UV radiation can be strong enough to damage unprotected skin and eyes. Sun protection is generally required when the UV radiation levels reach 3 and above. However, if you work outdoors, near reflective surfaces or at high altitudes, sun protection is recommended all the time, regardless of UV levels.