When it comes to sun protection, most people think about applying sunscreen before heading outdoors. However, did you know that there are other ways to help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays?


Here are some tips for daily UV defense:


  • Wear clothing that covers your skin, including long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a hat.
  • Seek shade whenever possible, especially during peak sun hours (10am to 4pm).
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to all exposed skin.


Introduction: Why do we need daily UV defense?


Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. It absorbs or reflects UV light and helps protect you from Skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. UV rays can cause sunburn, premature aging of the skin, and wrinkles. Sun exposure can also lead to eye damage (such as cataracts), immune system damage (including skin cancers called nonmelanoma skin cancers), and other health problems. Some people are at greater risk for these health effects than others, including:


  1. People with light-colored skin

Fair-skinned people usually burn sooner and more severely than those with dark skin. 

  1. Children

Children’s skin is more sensitive to sunburn than adult skin and may burn even on cool days. Children should be especially careful around water, sand, and snow because they reflect UV rays. 

  1. People with many moles or freckles

Freckles and moles are signs of damage to the skin caused by too much sun.  

  1. People with light-colored eyes 

Light-colored eyes can be damaged by UV rays, even on cloudy days. 


The sun’s UV rays: What they are and how do they damage our skin?


The sun’s UV rays are divided into three types: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA (long wave) UVB (short wave), and UVC (short wave)  Sunlight is made up of a variety of radiation, including ultraviolet radiation.


  • We can only see light in the visible spectrum. Other types of radiation also exist, but we cannot see or feel them.
  • They can damage our skin, eyes, and immune system.
  • UV radiation is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so try to avoid the sun during these hours.
  • The sun’s rays do not change depending on the season or weather. 


Sunscreen: How to choose the right sunscreen for your needs?

The first thing to consider is your skin type. 

There are four types of skin, so pay attention to the following: 

  • Dry skin: Skin that easily shrivels and cracks. It has lost most of its moisture, becoming very flaky and rough. Skin that easily shrivels and cracks. It has lost most of its moisture, becoming very flaky and rough. If you choose a sunscreen for dry skin, it is best to find one that contains hyaluronic acid.
  • Normal skin:  Skin that does not have any particular problems, thus it is neither too dry nor too oily. Skin that does not have any particular problems, thus it is neither too dry nor too oily. 
  • Oily Skin: Oily skin is quite common to have in Malaysia, and or during the summer season. Skin that is shiny, with large pores. It has an oily appearance and feels. You should choose a sunscreen that does not clog the pores. The following are good products for oily skin.
  • Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin is the most common among all skins. Skin that is sensitive to a variety of products and weather. You should choose a sunscreen that does not cause irritation or redness on your skin, such as the following products. 


7 Don’ts for your sunscreen : 

  • Do not buy sunscreen before trying it on the back of your hand and wait 15 minutes before using it. Wash your face and wait for your skin to dry before applying sunscreen. 
  • Do not apply sunscreen under your eyes as it can cause irritation.  Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out, and use a generous amount of sunscreen. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.  
  • Do not use sunscreen on sensitive skin such as eyes, lips and around the eye area. Sunscreen should not be used more than once a day.  
  • If you have acne or blemishes, do not apply sunscreen on these areas. 
  • Do not use sunscreen if you have skin sensitivity.  
  • Children under 6 months should not be exposed to the sun during peak hours.

Sunscreen should not be used on babies under 6 months.  

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in the sunscreen, do not use it. This product has been tested and approved by a dermatologist.


Conclusion: The Importance of daily UV defense

Sunscreen is very important to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. UV rays can cause skin damage and increase in age. This article will help you choose a sunscreen that is suitable for your skin type, and that is right for you.


Our Hot-selling items to sun shield your skin : 

  • NUViT Pristine Eco-Shield Sunscreen

NUViT sunscreen is formulated with high-quality hypoallergenic and earth-friendly ingredients that are safe for both our skin and the environment. In fact, it is 100% reef-safe and ocean-friendly! It is amongst the latest sunscreens available in the market that have the least impact on the human body and the ocean. Completely biodegradable, non-nano product, non-spray type, and free of toxic substances. This is a hypoallergenic, minimal, and earth-friendly ingredients sunscreen that is safe for both our skin and the environment. It also offers broad-spectrum UV protection with deeply hydrating and tone-up skin effects. This is highly recommended for those that are in sensitive skin conditions or anyone who wants healthy-looking skin, no matter if you stay at home or go for outdoor activities. 


  • Daily Defender Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen

Sunscreen that is too greasy will cause more damage than good to the skin.  We highly recommend you this product on-demand as this is the best-selling Sunscreen with a non-greasy texture for daily use. The texture is really lightweight and spreads nicely and blends well into the skin. This is suitable for all skin types. It is a hybrid sunscreen as it uses both physical (titanium dioxide) & chemical sun protection agents (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, & Benzophenone-3). 

Nuvit calls this Photo-Shield technology which protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays that are super harmful and can cause us photoaging, malignant melanoma, sunburn, and many more. Our daily defender lightweight moisturizing sunscreen also contains great humectants- A type of moisturizer ingredient that helps your skin to cling onto the water and hold onto it so that your skin feels nicely moisturized.