5-star protection for your whole family.
Every product in our Lacura® range comes with the maximum 5-star protection needed to safely enjoy the sun. Whether you want suntan lotion, spray or sunblock, at Aldi you’ll find everything you need to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays.
Which factor should I use?
In the sun, it’s vital to protect your skin to prevent skin damage – whatever your skin type it still needs protection. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) ratings are based on the percentage of the sun’s UV rays reaching the skin. The higher the SPF the greater the protection, but whichever factor you use reapply it every 2 hours or so and have regular breaks in the shade.
15 SPF – Medium (daily use)
Cancer Research UK recommends that when the sun is strong, everyone should use a sun-screen with at least SPF 15 and 4-star rating.
30 SPF – High (suitable for most)
SPF numbers tell you how long it would take to get sunburn. An SPF 30 increases the time it takes to get sunburnt by 30 times.
50 SPF – Very High (children and sensitive skin)
Children and those with skin problems tend to burn easily, so they need the highest levels of protection.
3 Golden rules for sun safety.
Remember to break up your time in the sun with a few moments in the shade. Wearing the right clothes is a great way to protect your skin from UVA damage too, so think about hats, T-shirts and UV sunglasses. Here are a few more sunny day rules.
Carry a small bottle of sunscreen with you so you don’t get caught out on a sunny day. Sunscreen works best once the skin has absorbed it, so apply generously and allow 20-30 minutes before you go out.
Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. It’s important to replace the fluid we lose when we sweat and generally people need between 1.5 and 2.5 litres of fluid daily. On sunny days you’ll need more.
Taking care of your skin after excessive sun exposure is incredibly important, so always apply after-sun lotion after being outside to refresh, hydrate and soothe UV-damaged skin.
Your sunny day questions answered.
Sun safety is so important for every member of the family, to keep them all healthy and happy on sunny days. So here are a few of the most commonly asked questions to make sure you get it right.
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