UV radiation, sun and sunbeds UV radiation, sun and sunbeds
UV radiation, sun and sunbeds

Your Skin Campaign

Protecting your skin from the sun is not only smart but also extremely important. Luckily, it’s easy. #yourskin is the only skin you have – listen to it.

#yourskin doesn’t want to get burned

Clothing offers the best protection against the sun. Wear a shirt in the summer heat, as your bare body may get burned and be damaged for the rest of your life. Remember to also wear a cap and sunglasses to complete your style (and sun protection)!

#yourskin needs shade

When the weather is clear, stay in the the shade. You can reduce your UV exposure efficiently by avoiding the lovely but treacherous midday sunshine. Did you know that approximately half of your daily UV dose is accumulated between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.? You can avoid the scorching sun by going for a jog first thing in the morning and opting for a refreshing evening swim instead of a midday trip to the beach.

#yourskin loves sun protection factors

Your skin loves high sun protection factors. The higher the sun protection factor (SPF) of your sunscreen, the better – at least 30 in sunny weather. SPF indicates the efficiency of the sunscreen, but sunscreen alone is not enough. Regardless of the sunscreen, the longer you stay in the sun, the more your skin is exposed to UV radiation. Sunscreen protects the skin against UV radiation exposure and reduces the effects of radiation on the skin, but does not totally block it. Remember to reapply sunscreen during the day, especially after swimming.  

#yourskin – listen to it

Water cools you down in the summer heat. When it’s hot and the sun is scorching, your body especially needs a lot of liquid. You should remember to drink enough water and carry a bottle of water with you – and refill it with fresh, cold water.  

#yourskin is the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority’s (STUK) campaign that encourages people to protect themselves from the sun. Campaign participants also include Fressis and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.