Frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions regarding sunbathing and Sunbada? Take a look at the frequently asked questions. Perhaps you will find the answer to your question. If not,  you can contact our Sunbada team of specialists.


General questions

How long can I stay in the sun?

The exact time you can safely spend in the sun is not easily indicated. It depends on several factors such as your skin type, the power of the sun, the acclimatization of your skin to the sun and the SPF of your sunscreen. See the skin type schedule and the user instructions for an indication of the time you can safely spend in the sun. Please note this is an indication. Do not stretch the limits.

How can I protect my child against the sun?

For small children and especially babies, it’s very important to prevent direct exposure to sunlight. The skin of small children is more sensitive to the sun compared to the skin of an adult person. This increases the risk of sunburn. Sunburn at an early age can eventually cause skin cancer. Make sure your child wears protective clothing and a sun hat/cap and use a sunscreen with a high SPF. 

What should I keep in mind before going into the sun?

See user instructions and the Sunbada sunbathing tips for the key points. It’s also important to remember that UV radiation is everywhere including the shade.

What is the difference between UVA and UVB radiation?

UVA rays are the primary cause of skin cancer (including melanoma) and sun allergies. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn. More information can be found at What is sunlight?

Can my skin burn when I’m in the shade?

Yes, it’s even possible to get sunburned in the shade. Sunlight is scattered when it reaches the earth’s surface, for example by sand, snow or other reflective material. Depending on the fabric, a parasol lets about half of the UV rays through. This way UV rays can also reach you when you’re in the shade.

What effect does the sun have on my body?

Sunlight has many positive effects on the human body but overexposure  to sunlight has negative consequences/effects. See Benefits and disadvantages for an overview.

Are sunbeds good or bad for you?

In principle, the same applies for sunbeds as for natural sunbathing; excessive exposure is damaging. However, there are risks involved with the use of sunbeds. The World Health Organisation has composed clear advice regarding this subject.

What should I do when I am sunburned?

A sunburned skin has been exposed to more UV radiation than the skin can handle. It needs time to recover. Rest your skin by avoiding the sun for a few days until the skin has recovered.

What are the consequences of too much sunlight?

Too much sunlight damages the skin. The first visible result is sunburn. This can vary from a red skin up until a painfully red skin with sometimes even blisters and peeling of the skin. Sunburn generally heals quickly. Repetitive sunburn, especially among/with young children, risks skin cancer. A well-known form of skin cancer is a melanoma. In addition, too much sunlight causes premature skin ageing. The skin will be more wrinkly, is weak and will have a rougher feel.


How should the Sunbada products be used and how much do I need?

There are a number of steps to ensure you can safely go into the sun. The User instructions and Precautions explain these steps.

Do you need to apply sunscreen again after swimming or drying off the skin?

After much perspiration, after swimming (longer than 30 minutes) and after toweling off, a new layer of Sunbada needs to be applied.
Advice: Dry yourself by dabbing instead of wiping. You will remove less sunscreen this way.

Can Sunbada be used with allergies?

The Sunbada products do not contain parabens. Furthermore, the products are, besides the After sun, perfume free. In the development of Sunbada, the skin was taken in consideration since it often reacts sensitively to ingredients in cosmetics. Do you have a sensitive skin that often reacts to cosmetics and do you want to use Sunbada? Test a little bit of Sunbada on a small portion of your skin.

How do the Sunbada products work?

The Sunbada sunscreen products  offer a triple protection through the Triple Sun Shield that consists of:
UV filters against UVA and UVB radiation, a Stem Cell Repair Complex that offers protection against harmful substances and a Tan Accelerator to increase your own skin protection. How it works is precisely described in How does Sunbada work?