The sun provides us with essential Vitamin D, which lifts our mood by regulating hormonal balance. Sunlight makes us happy and not just because we can head outside to plan! But the sun can also be harmful. That is why it is important to ensure you are using sun lotion to protect the skin. Discover our full range of sun protection lotions.
The sun makes you happy - and sun lotion protects your skin

As the body's largest organ, the skin has many important functions. It forms a barrier between our body and the outside world and protects us against damaging influences, such as an excess of harmful UVA & UVB rays. NIVEA Sun Lotion with different SPFs provide the key sun lotion protection necessary, whilst supporting the skin's functions. The sun protection lotions are expertly formulated to help shield skin from any sun exposure, with the sun protection lotion keeping skin safe whilst avoiding skin looking greasy. The sun is a true elixir of life for us. Sunlight stimulates the production of endorphins, the so-called feel-good hormones, which is why we often feel so happy and euphoric in the summer. The immune system and circulation also benefit from them. Sunlight causes melanin to be formed, which protects the skin by making it darker. Sun lotion, sun spray and sunscreen therefore have a high sun protection factor for lighter and sensitive skin types, because they have very little of their own protection against the sun. Therefore, ensure any time spent in the sun is accompanied by a sun protection lotion! 

Sun lotion - care for your skin's needs!

How long your skin feels comfortable in the sun depends on your skin type. In general, the darker the skin, the higher its ability to protect against UV radiation. Applying sun lotion or a sunscreen is nonetheless recommended for all skin types, because NIVEA care products not only protect the sin against the sun, they also provide nourishment at the same time. Our sun protection lotions are designed to ensure that skin's needs are met. Unfiltered sunlight penetrates deep into the skin, which can cause lasting damage and lead to premature ageing. If you can use sun lotion, you are well protected. When choosing a sun lotion, the sun protection factor in particular is crucial. Sun protection lotions are rated in strength by their SPF, which you can learn more about here. At the beginning of the summer season, the highest possible factor should be chosen. The more you tan, the better your skin's inherent protection and resistance to UV radiation. When choosing your sun lotion, you also need to keep in mind that a high sun protection factor does not increase your skin's inherent UV resistance limitlessly. Reapplying your sun lotion also does not extend the protection but maintains its effectiveness. Sun lotion, however, should be continually reapplied throughout the day, especially after being exposed to water.

Sun lotion expertly formulated with you in mind

One of the biggest worries people have when it comes to sun protection lotions is that they will leave skin feeling greasy and looking shiny and unpleasant. We at NIVEA want to ensure that something as simple as a shiny looking sun lotion doesn't stop you from applying the sun lotion you need to keep yourself safe. That's why our innovative formulas ensure our sun lotions are light and non-greasy to skin. We also have innovative formulas for sensitive skin, along with our sunscreen for kids range which can be found here.