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Skin and skin types

The skin is our largest and most versatile organ. UV radiation is its natural enemy, if there is too much exposure. Everything you need to know about skin types, invisible threats and how to protect yourself.

Our bodies and the sun: reactions can vary wildly

We love the sun and never tire of saying so. As well as being responsible for life on Earth, it does also sometimes cause trouble and health problems. This is where our other favourite topic comes in: sun protection. The relationship between our bodies and the sun causes a wide variety of different reactions.

ABCDE – this rule can save lives

We all know that the sun is responsible for life on our planet. For the most part, its rays also make us feel good and put us in a happy mood. Even so, we want to continue raising people's awareness of the need for sun protection, because sadly, skin damage and skin diseases caused by UV rays are widespread.

BASF & Beyond Suncare: Hand in hand in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to approx. 200,000 people for whom protection from the sun is a matter of life and death. This is how many people suffer from albinism. BASF supports Beyond Suncare organization, which seeks to help these people. It is about much more than just sunscreen.

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Tastes are different

In the past, there was only the thick, firm sunscreen. Today the range is more diverse and individual. Tastes are different and everyone likes different consistencies that they applies to the body and face.

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How to protect yourself the right way

Whoever knows their skin type, can plan their time in the sun better, whether they use sunscreen or not. However, it’s not easy to figure out which skin type you have.

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What is your skin type?

Since 1975, the different skin types have been divided into categories which are still valid today. Knowing your skin type is helpful so you can plan how to protect your skin.

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Invisible dangers

We can’t see UV rays nor can we feel them. That makes them dangerous. Especially our skin and our eyes are highly exposed. Here are some risks you need to know.

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UV rays: both a blessing and a curse

Getting a healthy, glowing tan without damaging the skin is not that easy. A sunburn happens slowly and by the time we feel the burn, it’s already too late.