What does SPF mean?
SPF = Sun Protection Factor
The SPF value is a multiple of your skin’s natural protection
against the sun. However, the SPF in sunscreen is frequently
The term SPF was developed to describe the amount of protection
that a sunscreen provides against sunburn. No sunscreen can protect your
skin from 100% UV rays, but a higher SPF number indicates greater
protection against sunburn.
The SPF number on your sunscreen tells you how much longer
you can be exposed to UV rays without burning while wearing
a sunscreen product, as opposed to not wearing any sun protection
product at all. In summary, SPF measures the time it takes before
your skin starts to burn.
The right SPF is therefore related to your individual skin
type and how long it takes before your skin starts to burn naturally
without any sun protection. Any SPF product is also reliant
on correct application.