As nice as sunbathing is, it can also be dangerous for our skin. If we expose ourselves to the sun for too long without adequate sun protection, we not only risk premature skin aging, but also unpleasant sunburn. When it comes to the topic of sun protection, many people only think of summer vacations at the lake or sea. However, it is just as important to protect yourself in everyday life and during sports. In the second part of our sun protection series, we will tell you what you should pay attention to in your daily summer care, what care you should have with you on your summer vacation and how you can protect yourself from the sun.

Sun protection products for everyday life and during sports

Our skin is exposed to damaging solar radiation not only on the beach or by the pool, but also in everyday life, for example when gardening, cycling or on the terrace of a café. For everyday life, reliable sun protection is just as essential as a sun blocker with a higher sun protection factor that protects the skin on vacation by the sea or in the mountains.

  • Light, partially lipid-free gel or fluid-like textures are ideal for everyday sun protection in summer because they are easy to apply and leave the skin feeling pleasantly fresh.
  • Ideally, you should replace your regular day care in summer with a product with integrated sun protection factor, so that you can counteract light-induced skin aging without applying extra cream.
  • Make-ups or tinted day creams with integrated sun protection factor provide additional protection against UV rays and at the same time give an even complexion.
  • To quickly replenish the skin's moisture reserves after sunbathing, cool after-sun products are suitable, which make the skin supple again and literally quench its thirst.

The perfect sun protection on vacation

The intensity of solar radiation varies from place to place and depends on various factors. Where exactly you go on vacation has a direct impact on what type of sun protection you need:

  • The closer a place is to the equator, the shorter the path of the sun's rays through the atmosphere and the stronger the UV radiation
  • On water, in snow or sand, the radiation intensity increases additionally due to reflections - snow reflects light and UV radiation almost completely, sand up to a quarter and water up to 20%
  • In the mountains, UV radiation increases by 30% for every 1000 meters of altitude, as the thickness of the atmosphere that absorbs UV radiation decreases

Cared for through the summer holidays with THALGO

The next summer vacation is just around the corner? It's high time to stock up on all the important travel care products. The VERALICE team of experts has made a small pre-selection for you with THALGO product highlights that are suitable for all skin types.


  • Sun protection: The Age Defense Sun Cream SPF 30 reliably protects against sun damage and pigment spots and is quickly absorbed.
  • After-sun care: The cooling Hydra Soothing Lotion pampers the skin after sunbathing with jojoba and wheat germ oil, aloe vera and allantoin.
  • The 3-in-1 cleansing lotion with micellar technology, which gently and thoroughly removes make-up and dirt particles, provides quick, gentle cleansing including moisturizing care.
  • The Source Marine Hydra Marine 24h Cream stimulates the formation of hyaluronic acid and optimizes the skin's ability to bind moisture.
  • The Hydra Marine Serum from the Source Marine series from THALGO can reduce damaging proteins by up to 24%, provides valuable moisture and gives the holiday complexion pure luminosity.

5 tips: Further measures to protect yourself from the sun

In addition to adequate sun protection in the form of a sun protection product suitable for your skin type, there are other measures to counteract sun-related skin damage:

  • Reliable protection against harmful radiation is provided by long-sleeved, airy clothing - even a cloth that is draped around the shoulders on the beach or in a café protects the skin from too much sun.
  • Sun hats, caps or scarves protect the scalp from sunburn, the hair from fading and prevent the circulation from sagging due to overheating.
  • If you wear sunglasses, you not only protect your eyes from bright light, but also the sensitive skin around your eyes. In addition, “squinting” or excessive blinking can cause wrinkles.
  • The sun's radiation intensity is strongest between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. - so stay in the shade or in the shade if possible during midday indoors. Even under parasols, trees or cloudy skies, the radiation exposure is high and sufficient sun protection is necessary.
  • Certain foods increase the skin's resistance to sun rays - the beta-carotene contained in carrots or apricots and lycopene in tomatoes, watermelons, papayas or pink grapefruits have a positive effect on the skin's own protection time.

We wish you a great holiday and a nice and well-kept summer!